Tuesday, 23 June 2015

#Benue Princess in Final 8 as First Bank, Dolphins Remain Unbeaten

The battle for qualification to the Final 8 of the Zenith Bank Women's Basketball League in group A went down to point differentials after three teams were tied on 24 points from eight wins and eight losses after the two phases in Abuja and Ilorin which ended on Thursday.

Benue Princess narrowly piped AHIP Queens of Kano and Plateau Rocks with a +11 points aggregate differential advantage over Plateau Peaks who had +8 and AHIP Queens with -19 to join Sunshine Angels of Akure, former 4-time champions First Deepwater and unbeaten defending champions First Bank basketball club as the top 4 seeds in the group to seal qualification for the playoffs in Lagos.

Group B was more straight forward with back-to-back league runners up Dolphins clearly leading the pack with a maximum 32 points from 16 games, going unbeaten including a record 127-33 whitewashing of league debutant Zamfara Babes.

Joining Dolphins in the playoffs from group B is Customs who lost only to Dolphins in both legs in Abuja and Ilorin finishing with 30 points from 14 wins and 2 losses while IGP Queens and Delta Force complete the top 4 in group with 28 points and 26 points respectively.

The Top four teams from both groups will converge on Lagos for the National Final 8 as the battle for the 11th Zenith Women's Basketball League title promises to be a cracker. The date of the finals is yet to be announced by the Nigerian Basketball Federation.

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