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National Final 8: Customs Edges Rocks, As Air Warriors Downs Gold Queens

By @Vjwale

The Nigerian Customs yesterday recorded their first victory over Plateau Rocks with 69-34 points at the ongoing Zenith Bank Women Basketball League National Final 8 in Lagos.

Customs’ forward, Joseth Anaswem who won the man of the match with 15 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists to revive Customs hopes of picking a continental ticket at the end of the tournament. 

In the second game of the day which was a local derby between two Abuja based sides- Air Warriors defeated Black Gold Queens 87-58points.

The scoreline did not reflect the stiff competition between the 2 sides due to the wastefulness of Black Gold ladies inside their opponent’s paint.

Experienced Blessing Kasham was the highest scorer for the Warriors with 31 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists.

Earlier, Delta Force slumped to their first defeat with a 42-67pts to defending champions First Bank.

Delta Force tried all they could against First Bank but their offensive prowess was put under check from the determined First Bank players who had a total of 25 defensive rebounds.

Okoro Ifunanya with 14 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds and Regina Iornumbe with 14 points provided the platform on which the Elephant Girls built their success.

As expected, the game between MFM and Dolphins went down to the wire which was decided in the last few seconds of the game as Dolphins won 56-51 points in what seems to be an act of revenge following their bitter 1point loss at the conference phase in Ibadan.

With the victory, Dolphins have won their 2nd game on the trot as MFM continue the search for their first win in the league.

In group A, Plateau Rocks will come up against First Bank who are yet to lose a game while Customs face Delta Force.

Group B, Black Gold and MFM Queens will clash as both teams search for their first win of the competition while Dolphins will play Air Warriors in a match that will decide the group leader.

Last group games will be decided later today at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.

 

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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