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MFM, Nigerian Army among leaders as competition enters day four


[FILES] MFM girls have joined First Bank, Nigerian Army, and Dolphins as the teams with 100 per cent record in the

Coach Aderemi Adewunmi’s dream of leading MFM Basketball Club to their maiden victory in the Zenith Women Basketball League is on as the competition enters day four. The MFM girls have joined First Bank, Nigerian Army, and Dolphins as the teams with 100 per cent record in the competition.

At the weekend in Akure, Adewunmi’s girls hammered former champions, First Deepwater 73 to 36 points. The MFM girls also defeated IGP Queens 66 to 33 and will now enter the fourth day of the competition knowing that another win would be as good as stamping their ticket to the national final.

Keeping abreast of MFM in the centre is the IGP Queens, who defeated Sunshine Angels 40 to 37 points in a feisty encounter, and Delta Force that beat Sunshine Angels 58 to 49 points.


In the North Central Zone holding in Abuja, Air Warriors beat Black Gold 94-45 points, FCT Wings overpowered Nasarawa Amazons 56-37 points as Plateau Rocks outscored Kanemi Queens 61-32 points, while Nigeria Customs walked over Benue Princess 20-0.

On day two in the North Central zone, Plateau Rocks beat FCT Wings 74-63 points, Nigerian Customs with a more equipped arsenal defeated Nasarawa Amazons 101- 29 points, just as Blackgold recorded their first win of the second phase by beating hapless Kanem Queens 72-25 points.

Air Warriors Babes with 56 points defeated Plateau Rocks, who could only manage to score 25 points, while FCT Wings walked over Benue Princess.

Other results on day three, Plateau Rocks 20, Benue Princess 0; Nasarawa Amazons 55, Kanem Queens 34; FCT wings lost 40 to 83 to Air Warriors’ and Blackgold were beaten 63 to 29 by Nigeria Customs.
Plateau Rocks also whipped Nasarawa Amazons 63 to 17, while Amazons defeated Benue Princess 20-0.

Seven teams are currently sweating it out at the indoor gymnasium of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, with the Nigerian Army Amazons leading the zone ahead of GT 2000 and Kaduna.

Others are Taraba Hurricanes, Adamawa Flames, Zamfara Flames, Kebbi Equity Queens and Exousia Angels, Adamawa.

In some of the matches in the zone, GT 2000 defeated Kebbi 59-34 points; Adamawa dug deep to defeat Zamfara Angels 69-43 points; while 20 points were awarded Nigerian Army for walking over Exousia, who failed to show up.

Day two matches saw Zamfara defeating Kebbi Equity, 50-28 points; GT 2000 lost 40-52 points to sizzling hot Nigerian Army; and Taraba defeated Exousia Angels 56-50 points.

So far, the Nigerian Army has recorded three wins out of three games, while Kebbi Equity Queens has lost all three games.

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