Plateau Peaks were beaten 44-82 by Gombe Bulls in the week 4 game of the 2018 Kwese Premier Basketball League on Thursday, their 5th loss in a row this season.
Four players finished on double figures for Bulls, Ibe Agu led with 19 points, 5 rebounds, Kator Gar had 14 points and 3 assists, John Iduh made 10 points while Yakubu Sylvanus contributed 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists.
Gar made 4/5 from the arc and 1/3 of his 2-point field goals, FG in 29 minutes while Agu scored 3 of 6 from the arc and 4/5 of his 2-point FG in 26 minutes.
Both teams had a low scoring run in the first quarter ending 9-9 but Bulls ensured they dominated the remaining quarters (11-24, 14-24, 10-25).
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Mohammed Fofana had 12 points and 7 rebounds for Peaks.
The Jos based team who are yet to taste victory this season, suffered 27 turn overs and were poor on shooting, 34.1% of their 2 point FG and 2/15 from the deep.
In another game played in the Savannah Conference, Civil Defenders defeated AHIP Giants 76-67 on Thursday.
Former Mark Mentors star, Ocheibi Okpe had 25 points and 7 rebounds in 34 minutes played. He scored 8/10 of his 2-point FG and 2 of 4 from the arc. Emmanuel Ndibe contributed 16 points and 5 rebounds in the game.
Defenders however missed 50% of their free throws, committed 16 turned over balls and made 6/20 from the deep.
AHIP started slowly in the first two quarters, 12-24, 13-23 but bounced back in the second half (21-14,21-15).
The newly promoted side will rue their free throw misses, 20/40 and made 32/55 of their FG.
Babatunde Umoru scored 15 points, Musa Mohammed had 14 points and 7 rebounds while Ayuba Jonah added 10 points for AHIP.
In the Atlantic Conference, Kwara Falcons recorded their second straight win on the road beating Police Baton 85-59 in Lagos. Nigeria Customs bounced back from a 3-game losing streak to beat Oluyole Warriors in Lagos.
Police Baton 59-85 Kwara Falcons
Customs 68-57 Oluyole Warriors
Anambra Flames 60-70 Hoop&Read
Delta Force 78-58 Ebun Comets
Defenders 76-67 Ahip Giants
Plateau Peaks 44-82 Gombe Bulls
Niger Potters 62-46 Bauchi Nets