Espoir basketball club endured a memorable season after winning Game three of the playoffs tournament over the weekend with a 78-68 victory to seal the season on a high note with unbeaten record.
Espoir started like a house on fire, running with the first quarter 19-12, before APR came back in the second quarter which they won 23-15.
The former champions looked tired and short of ideas in the second and third quarters, which Espoir dominated 25-13 and 20-9 respectively.
Forward Olivier Muhizi and Kami Kabange scored 23 and 14 respectively, while the Most Valuable Player of the year, point guard Mugabe added 11 points as Espoir rounded off a memorable season.
Lionel Hakizimana scored 11 points for APR, while the skipper, who was ejected after accumulating five fouls Theotime Murimira, added 8 points.
Espoir’s point guard Aristide Mugabe was crowned the Most Valuable Player of the national basketball league season.
Espoir won all three games which helped them to win two titles in what has been an outstanding season for the oldest basketball club in Rwanda. They won Game One 89-63 and Game Two 106-54 respectively last weekend.
The win helped Espoir to add the two titles to the Zone Five club championship crown they won last year in Kampala after beating Burundi’s Urumuri in the final.