Lagos meets Delta in Western Conference final
It was all fireworks at the Western Conference semi-final of the 17th Milo Secondary School Basketball Championship at the indoor sports hall of the Liberty Stadium, Ibadan, where Don Domingo Secondary School Warri, Delta State, beat Greenland Academy from Ogun State 34-29 to make the final of the competition.
Speaking after the match, Head Coach of the Delta side, Solomon Inegbedi, said, “our victory in all stages means so much to us and most especially to grassroots sports. I applaud my players and salute their courage, just as I also thank Nestle Plc, sponsors of the championship, for assisting in the development of basketball in the country.”
In second semi-final, Ilupeju Grammar School, Lagos, confirmed their supremacy over Government Secondary Ilorin, Kwara State, with an emphatic 41-15.
Ilupeju Grammar School will take on Don Domingo Secondary School in the final game of the Western Conference.
In the girl’s semi-finals, Ogun State representative, Zeal College Otta, will play against host team, Yejide Grammar School Ibadan, in the Western Conference final today. The girls from Ogun State soared in the last quarter to defeat hard fighting Anglican High School, Equity State 24-22.
The head coach of Zeal College Otta, Akindele Peter, said, “the victory was well deserved and we are happy clinching a final ticket.”
In the second semi final, the defending champion, Yejide Grammar School, Ibadan, walloped Wesley Girls Senior Secondary School, Lagos, 38-30.