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National Final 8: First Bank, Air Warriors In Titanic Clash for Final Spot

Defending champions First Bank and Air Warriors will today clash for the first time in a Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League National Final 8 semi-final encounter that promises lots of fireworks at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.

The Elephant Girls were the first team to qualify for the semifinals as they recorded another emphatic win over league debutants, BlackGold 90-33 points.

Grace John was the highest scorer for the Elephant Girls with 17points and 4 assists while Ifunanya Okoro recorded 16 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds in the first quarterfinals game.

In another quarterfinal game, Air Warriors booked their semifinal spot with another 103-50 points impressive win against Plateau Rocks

The Plateau state sponsored team struggled against the well balanced team from Abuja.

For Air Warriors, it was all about Blessing Kasham who scored 18 points, 2 assists and 6 rebounds as they ran riot to lay claim to one of the semifinal tickets.

Murjanatu Musa also posted the player of the match display with 26 points, 2 assists and 12 rebounds.

Gloria Umeh of Plateau Rocks had 22points, 3 assists and 2 rebounds

Dolphins and Delta Force gave fans what to talk about for a very long time to come in the third quarterfinal game of the Zenith Bank sponsored final 8

The match which went down to the wire with the teams going to overtime twice as both teams finished the game 72 points apiece at the end of regulation time.

Despite the loss, Delta Force did not go down without a serious fight as they succumbed to an 88-89points defeat.

Dolphins have qualified for the semifinals and will face the winner between MFM Queens and Customs of Abuja.

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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