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Customs pip Plateau Rock as First Bank beat Dolphin in battle of top seeds


Nigeria Customs have stopped the impressive victory runs of Plateau Rocks in the ongoing Zenith Bank Women Basketball League. In an encounter decided at the Aguiyi Ironsi Cantonment in Abuja late on Tuesday, the Customs women triumphed 63 to 44 to increase their winning run to four games.

The Customs had earlier defeated Nasarawa Amazons 64 to 28, beat Air Warriors Babes 63 to 55 and also defeated Kanem Queens of Borno 57 to 20 in their first three games.

On the other hand, Plateau Rocks had enjoyed a good start as they whipped Blackgold 57 to 44, defeated Benue Princess 44 to 33 and also walloped FCT Wings 49 to 22 in their first three games.
In other games at the Abuja Centre, Air Warriors Babes defeated Blackgold Queens 67 to 46, FCT Wings were 53 to 36 better than Kanem Queens, while Benue Princess defeated Nasarawa Amazons 49 to 39.


Final round of matches in both Abuja and Zaria centres, which are hosting the Savannah Conference, will take place today.  

Meanwhile, the Atlantic Conference witnessed a match that could best be described as a final match on Tuesday involving two top teams-First Bank and Dolphins, both of Lagos.               

It was an explosive encounter that kept spectators at the edge of their seats, as First Bank were superior by recording a 13-point victory margin in the match, which ended 58 to 45.

The other game in the centre, which closed on Tuesday, saw Ogun Babes beating Oluyole Babes 59 to 56 in a very close encounter. It was the only win recorded by the Ogun Babes, while Oluyole Babes failed to win any match in the first round stage.

A total of 27 teams are competing in this year’s Zenith Women Basketball League, which is witnessing a new format. It is expected that 144 matches will be decided in the four centres at the end of proceedings on August 1.

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