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Aboderin thrilled by Dolphins, IGP Queens’ fighting spirit


Plateau Rocks and IGP Queens fighting for points in their Zenith Bank Women Basketball League game…yesterday

Dolphins Basketball of Lagos owner and handler, Wale Aboderin attributed his team’s narrow victory over IGP Queens in one of the opening matches of the final phase of the Zenith Women Basketball League to hard work.

Dolphins won the encounter, one of the late games on Monday, with just one point. The game ended 65 to 64 win.

Thrilled by the skills displayed by players of both teams, Aboderin said, “We had not played them this season and because of their heights, we knew it was going to be a full day’s job to get even a half point win.

And that was exactly what happened. But winning or losing isn’t the important thing about this match. We are happy that every minute was well played; we are happy that everyone watching enjoyed the game.

This is clearly the match of the day and how wonderful it would be for the development of the women’s league if all or at least many of the games play out like this.”

On Day Two of the Final Eight yesterday, IGP Queens defeated Plateau Rocks 59 to 37, First Bank defeated First Deepwater 91 to 74 and the encounter between Customs and GT2000 ended 46 to 40 in favour of Customs

Defending champion, First Bank will open the proceedings on Day Three today with an encounter against GT 2000, while Plateau Rocks will confront Dolphins in the second match.

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