The Liberian Basketball Association League witnessed a familiar force erupt onto the scene this weekend, as scoring machine Mohamed Traore returned to lead his team, Cestos Mogars, to a dominant 74-62 victory against league favorites LPRC Oilers.

Traore, fondly nicknamed “The Menace” by Liberian fans, wasted no time reminding everyone why he captured the scoring title last season. The Guinean import exploded for a game-high 27 points, showcasing his offensive prowess. But Traore wasn’t a one-man show. He dished out 4 assists, proving his ability to create for his teammates as well. Adding a well-rounded performance to his scoring outburst, he snagged 4 rebounds to solidify his presence on both ends of the court.

This performance served as a statement of intent for both Traore and Cestos Mogars. The win against the highly-regarded Oilers sends a shockwave through the league, declaring that Cestos Mogars are a force to be reckoned with. With Traore at the helm, their offensive firepower is undeniable.

Here’s a deeper look at the “Menace”:

  • Sharpshooter: Traore’s scoring prowess is undeniable. He can light up the scoreboard from anywhere on the court, keeping defenses honest and creating opportunities for teammates.
  • Floor General: While known for his scoring, Traore’s ability to create plays for others shouldn’t be overlooked. His 4 assists in the opener demonstrate his well-rounded skillset and leadership on the court.
  • Tenacious Competitor: The nickname “The Menace” speaks volumes about Traore’s on-court persona. He’s a relentless competitor who brings energy and hustle to every possession.

With Traore leading the charge, Cestos Mogars have positioned themselves as serious contenders for the LBA championship. The league is on notice – The “Menace” is back, and he’s ready to wreak havoc on the competition.