Samuel Kpanie 20pts Night Keeps Blazers Under Control!

Samuel Kpanie and the rest of the LPRC Oilers squad had to go deep to get this win. What everyone thought would be a blowout was looking like a a upset midway in the game.

“Oilers is struggling without Bulldog,” a die hard fan of Oilers was heard saying when Blazers had a run which give them the lead.

LPRC Oilers, under a different technical team, yes the rumor is true, seems to be struggling to a new system under new coaches.

“We are working with a system,” Ernest Bestman of LPRC Oilers told; he had no comment on the reason for the change of the technical staff mid season.


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Monrovia Blazers started badly in the first quarter, or perhaps LPRC Oilers new system was at work. LPRC Oilers made runs, and Monrovia Blazers struggled initially. It was an easy quarter for the Oil Boys.

Monrovia Blazers had a better second quarter. Outscoring LPRC Oilers 14-10. They went into the half down by only two points which was surprising to many in attendance. The third quarter also saw Monrovia Blazers outscoring LPRC Oilers 14-13.

It was the last quarter that would divide these two. It is where experience comes into play and clutch performance is needed. Samuel Kpanie scored 8pts in the final quarter to lead all scorers with 20pts, 5asts, 2rbds. He was 7-24 from the field, shooting 3-7 from behind the arc. Contrubition also came from vet Jethro Bing who scored five points in the closing minutes. His total stats for the night was 15pts, 3asts, 3rbds and a block.

It was clutch performance from Ernest Bestman in the final two minutes, scoring five points thus giving him a total of 9pts 6asts.

Captain of Monrovia Blazers, W. Seongae kept his side in competition scoring 15pts, 4asts, 2rbds. He shot 2-8 from behind the arc and was 2-12 from within the paint. He also had two(2) made shots from eight(8) attempts. His aggressiveness sent him to the free throw line where he made three(3) of nine(9).

R. Ndarborlo had the worst shooting night in recent Monrovia Blazers history. He was 0-13 from far away land, ending the game with 4pts 3rbds and 2asts.

As a team, Monrovia Blazers were 6-37, shooting 16.2% from three. LPRC Oilers shot 22.2% from the same distance, making 4-18 attempts.

LPRC Oilers out rebounded Monrovia Blazers 19-14 with ten(10) of those been offensive rebounds.

Both teams shared the ball with LPRC Oilers having twenty(20) collective assists. Monrovia Blazers had sixteen(16) assists as a team.

Monrovia Blazers were 18-84(21.4%) from the field while LPRC Oilers were 21-75(.28%)






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