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Nasarawa Amazons, Zamfara Babes win first Zenith Basketball League ties

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Nasarawa Amazons, who lost woefully in their first outing at the ongoing Zenith Bank Women Basketball League at the Abuja National Stadium, yesterday recorded a nail biting 55 to 51 victory over AHIP Queens from Kaduna.

The AHIP girls were almost coasting home with victory when the Amazons turned the game around with only two minutes left of play.

Earlier in the day, Zamfara Babes, who also lost their first game, were on the winning side yesterday with a 47 to 16 victory over Coal City Girls from Enugu. That victory came before the rampaging Inspector General of Police Queens demolished whipping team of the competition, Oluyole Babes 61 to 13.

The league continues today with Plateau Rocks taking on Taraba Hurricanes, Delta Force playing Zamfara Babes, Ekiti Angels facing Oluyole Babes, AHIP Queens confronting power house and defending champion, First Bank, Sunshine Angels daring youthful Dolphins and Benue Princess testing the strength of Nigeria Customs Babes.

Speaking on today’s clash, First Bank Coach, Peter Favour Ahmedu said he was already looking beyond the first phase and focusing on the next stage of the competition.

“I have seen the strengths and weaknesses of all the teams in the competition and I am now looking forward to the second phase,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has promised to put up a grand closing ceremony for the first phase, which ends on Easter Monday.



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