23 October 2006

NIGERIA : Kenny's Bullets, Elephant Girls win City league

Kenny's Bullets basketball club of Lagos have emerged champion of the second Lagos City league after wading off stiff opposition from ENN Studs, NAF Rockets and the Police Bombers in a three-day final-4 playoffs.
The Bullets began its quest for the title having come top of the regular season with nine win and a lose last Thursday as it dismissed ENN Studs with a low scoreline of 36-35 points, the Niyi Amusa captained Bullets shotdown rampaging NAF Rockets Friday 45-34 points to set up a last day duel against Police Bombers on Sunday at the sports hall of the Lagos National Stadium.

With two earlier wins the youthful Bullets players were determined to keep a clean slate as the combination of small forward Imeh Imoh, power forward Dare Borokini and centre Christain Okpalla score at will to end the first quarter 18-09 but went down to the Bombers who parades a crop of tested players such as Segun Daudu, Rasaq Odebode, Arinake Ebikoro among others, 12-04 in the second quarters. The third quater was more thrilling as the Bullets players rose to the challenges posed by the Bombers to win at 15-10 points while a late rally by the Bombers in the final quarter which ended 19-16 points in its (Bombers) favour was not enough to give it its first victory in the final-4.

Earlier in the day Studs had put up a big fight to snatshed victory at the jaw of the NAF ROckets 79-76 to finish second while the Rockets settle for the third place with a win and two loses.

The final-4 was supported by telecommunications giant, MTS First and Huawei Technologies with there products and other logistics, as MTS personnel were on ground throughout the duration of the final-4 distributing its T-Shirts to the teams, officials and fans who were given the opportunity to be part of championship during halftime of the Bullets, Bombers encounter Sunday.

Elephant Girls retain the female title with 14 points, Dodan Amazons was second and newly formed Brownies basketball club finished third.

All first three placed teams got medals and cash prizes for their effort while the winning teams (Kenny's Bullets and Elephant Girls) got trophy in addition to the medals and cash award.

....Borokini, Udeaja are MVPs

Bullets power-forward Dare Borokini was voted the second Lagos City league Most Valuable Player (MVP) with an average of 13 points per game.

An elated Borokini who once ply his trade in the colour of border boys, Customs basketball club in the Nigeria flagship league, The Premier league, however, dedicate the award to his teammates.

He described the Bullets as a team for the future, he was rewarded with a plaque and an handset with line donated by MTS First, while last season awarded winner in the female category, Elephant Girls and D'Tigress power-forward, Chioma Udeaja won again with an average of 14 points per game to beat other contenders to the title.

By Seinde Ikuesan

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