Opponent: Elan Sportif of Cotonou (Benin)
Final scores: 62:58
Date: 10th March 2019
League: FIBA Africa Basketball League
Game title: Round of 16(Final phase)
The battle between us and the host team was a very challenging and emotional one. We gave it our all because we fully understand what was at stake. They brought the game to us with boldness considering home support, we were almost taken off balance but somehow we got our game rhymes back and stood firm until the final buzzer that announced our remarkable victory.
We scored our lowest game points in this game and conceded less baskets compared to previous games. This implies an improvement in our defensive play which we hope to work more on going forward.
Ocheibi Okpe fired on all cylinder for us today, he finished as over all game leader & top performer with a double-double: 16 points, 16 rebounds(10 defensive & 6 offensive), 4 assists and 3 steals. Ibe Abuchi on the other hand wrapped up with 13 points 6 rebounds (2 defensive & 4 offensive), 2 assists and 2 steals while Umar Garba continued on a progressive path with 14 points and 5 rebounds (1 offensive & 4 defensive).
We are all excited and geared up towards the task ahead. We promise to keep putting in our best as we advance to a more challenging phase of the league(elite 8).
Thanks to all our fans out there, we really appreciate the massive support thus far.