24 March 2014

NIGERIA : Nigerian Basketball League - Union Bank Humiliates Police Baton

The Union Bank of Lagos defeated Police Baton of Lagos 72-58 to earn their first victory at the ongoing Atlantic Conference match of the DStv/Basketball Men's League in Lagos.
Union Bank had lost their first match to Customs of Lagos in the league that began a fortnight ago.
Coach Ayinla Johnson of the Union Bank Club told the News Agency of Nigeria after the match on Friday that his team had approached the game with the right attitude.
"We won today because we played with the right attitude to win; we worked hard for the ball and worked hard for ourselves.
"We dominated the game right from the first quarter because we did not want the same thing that happened in our first game against Customs to recur.
"We hope to continue this way or even do better for the bigger games ahead," Johnson said.
Solomon Ajegbeyi, who recorded the highest points for Union Bank with 18 points, said he was delighted about their win and his performance.
"I'm happy I played well, we lost our first match to my former club (Customs) and it did not make me feel good.
"I played with a lot of determination against Police Baton because I wanted to prove my worth to my new coach and my new team mates," he said.
In a twist of fate, Frank Okafor of the Police Baton, who made 22 baskets, also said that he was unhappy that he could save his team from losing the match.
"It is a sad loss, we did not play well, and unfortunately it is our third loss in the three games we have played.
"We need to start winning our matches which is important for the team's survival at the end," he said.
In other matches played in Lagos, Lagos Islanders defeated visiting two times DStv/League champions -- Royal Hoopers of Port Harcourt -- 62-45 to earn their third straight win.
Tajudeen Adeyemi, the Islanders' Team Manager, said:"The team is getting better."

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