UBUMWE are one-match away from winning their maiden national women basketball league title after edging defending champions APR over the weekend.
APR, seven-time league champions - since 2007 - lost 61-69 to Ubumwe basketball club, who were established only two years ago.
Ubumwe now need to win their last fixture of the season - against
Rwanda Allied Peace for Progress (RAPP) --, on July 20, to be crowned
Reigning champions now lead the standings with 15 points in eight
matches, two points better than Ubumwe who have only played seven
matches while RAPP are placed third with 11 points secured from seven
In men's league, Rusizi bounced back from Saturday's 68-83 defeat to APR to thrash Gisenyi 91-68 on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the battle for the play-offs position is still on. Rusizi
and United Generation Basketball club (UGB) are battling for the only
slot to complete the format for the play-offs round.
Champions Espoir, Cercle Sportif de Kigali (CSK) and APR booked the other slots.
Espoir lead the standings with 38 points, four ahead of second-placed
APR, while CSK are in third place with 33 points and a game in hand.
UGB are in fourth with 31 points, while Rusizi are fifth with 29 points
and with two games in hand.
If Rusizi beat UGB on July 20 and Espoir on 26, they will snatch an
automatic ticket to the play-offs round. However, should they lose to
archrivals UGB then the latter will qualify to the play-offs set for
Rusizi 91-68 Gisenyi
APR 61-69 Ubumwe