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Pillars clinch maiden win in Champions Cup

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Kano Pillars has won its maiden win after three attempts at the ongoing FIBA Africa Champions Cup taking place in Tunisia.

Pillars clinched the win via an 83-66 win ASB New Generation giving the team hopes of making it to the knockout round after a shaky start to the campaign.

Veteran Guard Abubakar Usman paced the game in scoring with 18 and added three rebounds and three assists in the win.

Prior to beating New Generation, Pillars had lost two straight games including a 73-94 loss to Inter Clube in the opening round of the competition.

No games will be played today as teams get an off day to rest ahead of fixtures set for Friday December 15 where Pillars take on Tunisian side Rades.

On the other hand, fellow Nigerian side Gombe Bulls has struggled thus far in the tournament losing all three games.

Bulls lost 75-103 to GS Petroliers of Algeria in the last round of games; this follows similar losses to Ferroviario Beira.

Gombe plays Libolo Sportive of Angola on Friday.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter

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