Patriots’ basketball club has gone joint-top of the basketball league standings following their 65-52 match win over APR basketball club staged over the weekend at Amahoro Indoor stadium in Remera.
Seven-time league champions Patriots edged APR 21-14, 13-10, 16-12, 15-16 on Friday with new signing Junior Kasongo scoring a game high 16 points while Mugabo Aristide and Mbanze Brian snatched 11 points each.
The win took Patriots level on 9 points with REG, but the later lead the table courtesy of a better goal difference (105), 51 points better than Patriots, after five games.
In other matches played on Saturday, third-placed Espoir BBC thrashed Rusizi 95-52 with Habineza Shaffi scoring a game high of 13 points for the hosts while Shyaka Eric scored 14 points for Rusizi.
Espoir BBC is ranked third joint on eight points with IPRC-South BBC, APR BBC and UGB BBC.
IPRC-South BBC defeated UGB 75-58 with Amani Deo scoring the highest points, 27, for UGB while Muberwa Medard was IPRC-South’stop scorer with 15 points.
On Sunday, APR BBC defeated IPRC-South 80-71 with Ntagunduka Jean de Dieu scoring 18 points for the military side while Muberwa Medard managed a 15 points for IPRC-South.
IPRC-Kigali who have so far played four matches are ranked seventh with six points while Rusizi BBC are bottom of the log with four matches in four matches played this season.