Isaac Anosike has been patiently waiting for a day like this. A day to prove that the decision to join the LPRC Oilers was the right fit. There was even a time he himself doubted that leaving the team Visioneers which brought him to limelight was a wrong decision.
“I need playing time to prove myself,” he mentioned to his former coach on a night after a game in which he had only two minutes of garbage time.
On a night which had the Oilers crawling and not being able to put up a clicking offense saw Isaac Anosike coming to the rescue. A night he will ravish for some time to come. Not only him, but his coaches and their fans.
Isaac entered the game looking more composed then earlier times. He was careful with his possessions knowing very well costly turnovers might have him back on the bench. That helped him out as he had only two TOs recorded for the entire game.
The turning point came in the second half when he hit two big three pointers which fueled a rally by the Oilers who were down by almost double digit then. You could tell the young player felt good as he celebrated after his first long range.
Isaac scored 10 PTS for the night. He also added three assists and two steals. He shot 60% from beyond the arc going for three out of five attempts. He made one of two free throws also.. The only other Oilers player to score in double figures was Samuel Kpannie who had 16 PTS.
In a discussion with Liberia Basketball Network after the game, Isaac had this to say:
It’s something natural.. All I keep doing is keep trusting the process and working hard I think my performance is nothing else but hard work pay. (sic)
Shaun Eastman was the only player from Invincible Eleven in double figure. He had 12 PTS for the night.
This is I.E. second lost in a row after their victory against Bushrod Bulls in the first round. They are scheduled to face Mighty Barrolle on June 5th, 2022 at the SKD Gym in Paynesville while Desert Knights will host LPRC Oilers the day before.
FULL GAME VIDEO LINK (Courtesy Bushrod Bulls Media Team)