Rwanda Energy Group wins 2018 local Genocide Memorial Basketball Tournament

 

On Sunday 20th May 2018 at Remera-Amahoro indoor stadium, Rwanda Energy Group (REG) basketball club was crowned the champion of the 2018 Genocide Memorial basketball tournament after defeating APR basketball team by 85-45 points respectively.

Formerly called Gisembe memorial tournament, this annual competition is organized by Rwanda Basketball Federation (FERWABA) in honour of the basketball fraternity members who were victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. It brought together 14 basketball clubs and was kicked of on May 19th 2018 both in men and women categories.  

During the finals in the men category, REG BBC took control of the game right from start, winning the first quarter 20-15 before upping their dominance in the second quarter with an 30-7 win, to go for break with a 50-22 lead.  During the third quarter, REG won 18-13 before sealing the win of 16-10 in the fourth quarter making a total win of 85-45.

Meanwhile, in the third-place playoff, Patriots defeated Espoir in a closely contested 72-68 win. In the women’s category, APR won the title after beating IPRC South a win of 70-63.

Apart from the trophy, REG BBC was given a cheque of 500,000 Frws as the 1st prize in the men category and qualified to for the regional version of the annual tournament, scheduled for May 25-27 in Kigali.

 

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