Nigeria’s representative at the ongoing Basketball Africa League (BAL), Kwara Falcons yesterday lost their opening match to Rwanda Energy Group, REG 48-64 at the BAL third season in Dakar.
Before the game, the competition dunked off with the match between Abidjan Basket Club, ABC who lost 70-76 to Association Sportive Des Douanes, ASD.
Kwara Falcons who are debutants in the Sahara Conference started strongly as they took the first quarter 16-9 but the 2022 basketball league champions of Nigeria could not maintain the tempo of the match as they lost the second quarters with a five point margin, losing 15-20.
The third and fourth quarters were a tale of woes for the Nigerian representatives as they struggled to end 8-24 and 9-10 respectively, leaving them with a 21 points deficit.
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At the end of the match, the stats showed that Kwara Falcons outstanding player was Jeremiah Mordi who made 6points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
Kwara Falcons will continue with their fixtures today as they face another debutant Stade Malien of Mali in Dakar, Senegal.
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