05 November 2012

NIGERIA : Lagos Women Team Win City League

Team Lagos women basketball team emerge winners of the 7th edition of the Lagos City Basketball League weekend at the Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos with a 55-46 points win over Police Rookies team.
The Lagos State Basketball Association is using the City league to prepare its team for the basketball event of the 18th National Sports Festival which Lagos is hosting.
Team Lagos men basketball team however, failed to make it to the podium even though it said it is set for the task ahead at the festival having had the opportunity to play against tested DStv Premier League teams and players.
Islanders' who are semi-finalists in the DStv PBL final-8 playoff won the men trophy with a 78-71 points' victory over Chariots. Sea Rovers finished third in the women's category while Union Bank won the men's category. Sea Rovers defeated Hope '4' Girls by 38-18 points to win the women third placement and Union Bank defeated Warriors Academy by 80-71 points. Sharon Okwranduku of Team Lagos won the most valuable player (MVP) award in the women's category while Michael Ohiero of Islanders won in the men's MVP award.
LSBBA chairman, Babs Ogunade promised that 2013 edition of the city league will be bigger and better while calling on the players and coaches of Team Lagos to continue to double their efforts at molding a winning team ahead of the National Sports Festival. He called for more grades-A tune-up games so as to make the players stay focused and in shape as nothing short of gold medal will be accepted by the association and the state.

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