05 May 2015

NIGERIA : First Bank Beat Benue Princess

First Bank female basketball club on Sunday defeated Benue Princess 73-26 on the final day of the Phase One of the 11th Zenith Bank National Female Basketball League in Abuja.
NAN reports that the competition being organised by the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) was held at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Abuja National Stadium.
The win was the eighth win for the Lagos-based First Bank side, who are the competition's defending champions, and are top of the bill in their nine-team group.
They earlier defeated Plateau Rocks 92-36, crushed Immigration 80-19 Taraba Hurricanes 94-24, Oluyole Babes 87-33, AHIP Queens 46-33 and First Deep Water 65-32.
In Sunday's match, First Bank took control of the game by leading 16-4 in the first quarter, and were 41-12 by the game's break, and 55 -19 after the third quarter.
In another match on the day, GT 2000 lost 31-33 to FCT Angels, Dolphins defeated Zamfara Babes 69-15, while Nasarawa Amazons beat Coal City Queens 20-0.
Also, AHIP Queens beat Oluyole Babes 51-48, Customs beat Delta Force 51-39, and Sunshine Angels defeated First Deep Water 42-38.
18 teams, divided into Group A and Group B, took part in the first phase of the competition.

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