The Preliminary phase of the Mark D Ball Women’s Basketball Championship, ended yesterday, with eight of the 16 teams that started the competition on Saturday, eliminated.
Tuesday’s Day 4 also saw the top teams posting wide-margin victories, and dominant displays, on their way to the Quarterfinals.
- Ozekhome joins Nnamdi Kanu’s legal team as IPOB leader is arraigned
- Two dead as bandits, soldiers engage in 3-hour gun battle in Kaduna
First Bank of Lagos thrashed City Sparks of Makurdi 39-20; Sunshine Angels of Akure outscored Novena Queens of Owerri 36-17; MFM of Lagos needed double overtime to beat Hot Coal Sizzlers of Abuja 44-36; IGP Queens were also too strong in their 42-18 mauling of FCT Angels; Air Warriors of Abuja Crushed Taraba Hurricanes 42-17 while Nasarawa Amazons succumbed 19-54 to Nigeria Customs.
But the last two games were closely fought as Kada Angels of Kaduna overcame Delta Force of Asaba 28-19 while the game between replacement team, Osun Pearls and Plateau Rocks was decided in the last 10 Seconds, with the team from Jos winning it 38-37.
All four Quarterfinal Fixtures are to be played on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022; at the Indoor Sports Hall, located in Package B of the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja, starting from 11am.
GP Queens Vs First Bank of Lagos
Air Warriors of Abuja Vs Kada Angels of Kaduna
Sunshine Angels of Akure vs Plateau Rocks of Jos
MFM of Lagos vs Nigeria Customs