Pre-season 2017: REG, Patriots face-off in Semi-final

An IPRC Kigali player seen trying to beat a strong REG defence last week in the FERWABA pre-season tournament. Courtesy-Ferwaba

Rival reigning champion Patriots and league champions Rwanda Energy Group (REG) will face-off in a mouth-watering semi-final clash of the on-going FERWABA pre-season tournament over the weekend.

The first semi-final will pit former champions and rejuvenated military side APR BBC against IPRC Kigali on Saturday, November 25 at 16:00 before REG clashes with Patriots BBC at 18:00, all matches will be played at Amahoro indoor stadium.

APR BBC finished unbeaten in three matches to with six points, in a Group A which consisted of Patriots, IPRC South and UGB. In their last game played on Wednesday, APR BBC defeated Patriots 96-76.

Patriots BBC finished second with five points while IPRC South and UGB finished with four and three points each.

In Group B, REG finished atop unbeaten too to amass six points with IPRC Kigali finishing second with five points after registering win over Espoir BBC 78-69 and 30 Plus 78-64 and lost to table leaders REG BBC 79-88.

APR BBC’s Mbanze Brian tops the goal scorers’ chart with 20 points and is followed by Sagamba Sedar from Patriots with 19 points while Ruzigande Ally (APR BBC) and Hakizimana Lionel (Patriots BBC) have 17 and 15 points respectively.

Last year, Patriots BBC won the title after edging REG 76-75 in the finals.

In the women category, IPRC South maintained a clean sheet in the round-robin action to amass four points after registering victories over The Hoops Rw 66-39 and Ubumwe BBC 65-50. IPRC South will face APR BBC in the final on Sunday while Ubumwe BBC will take on The Hoops in the battle for a third place play-off.

Finals are scheduled to be played on Sunday at Amahoro Indoor Stadium court.

The FERWABA Pre-season tournament doubles as a preparation stint for the upcoming 2017/18 National Basketball League season scheduled to start on December 1, 2017. 

Ferwaba Pre-season tournament 

Rankings

Men

Group A       PG     W/L    Pts     For     Against        GD

APR BBC       3        3/0     6        225     169              56

Patriots BBC 3        2/1     5        245     192              53

IPRC Souuth 3        1/2     4        218     232              -14

UGB             3        0/3     3        157     252              -95

Group B       PG      W/L    Pts     For     Against        GD

REG BBC       3        3/0     6        268     186              82

IPRC Kigali    3        2/1     5        235     221              14

30 Plus         3        1/2     4        180     239              -59

Espoir BBC   3        0/3     3        176     213              -37

Women                  PG      W/L    Pts     For     Against        GD

IPRC South             2        2/0     4        131     89                42

Hoops Rw              2        1/1     3        39      66                -27

APR BBC                 2        1/1     3        107     102              05

Ubumwe BBC          2        0/2     2        99      126              -27 

Results

Day 1, November 17, 2017

REG BC 108-53 30 Plus

UGB 36-66 APR BBC

IPRC Kigali 78-69 Espoir BBC

Day 2, November 18

Women

AIPR-South 66-39 The Hoops Rw

Ubumwe 49-61 APR BBC

Men

IPRC-South BBC 65-79 Patriots BBC

30 Plus 64-78 IPRC-Kigali BBC

IPRC-South 89-70 UGB

REG BBC 72-54 Espoir BBC

Day 3, November 19, 2017

Women

The Hoops Rw 53-46 APR BBC

IPRC-South 65-50 Ubumwe

Men

Espoir BBC 53-63 30 Plus

UGB 51-97 Patriots BBC

APR BBC 83-64 IPRC-South

IPRC-Kigali 79-88 REG BBC

Day 4, November 22

Patriots 69-76 APR BBC

Semi-finals, November 25

Women, third place play-off

Ubumwe BBC vs The Hoops Rw

Men

APR BBC vs IPRC Kigali

REG BBC vs Patriots BBC

November 26

Men, Third-place

Loser SM 1 vs Loser SM2

Final

Winner Semi-final 1 vs Winner Semi-final 2

Women

IPRC-South BBC vs APR BBC




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