It was three wins in four games for First Deepwater of Lagos On Tuesday in the first phase of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League currently going on at the sports hall of the Abuja Stadium as the former champions beat Zamfara Babes 48-41.
In a ding dong affair, the Lagos team did the needful to record a hard-earned victory. First Deepwater’s only loss came in the 45-50 defeat in the hands of AHIP.
In some other games played, IGP Queens beat Coal City Queens 63-26, while Benue Princess also defeated Nasarawa Amazons 70-37.
First Bank’s Elephant Girls and Dolphins will resume play today after resting yesterday. The Elephant Girls will take on Benue Princess at 3:30 pm, while reigning champions, Dolphins will battle Customs at 5pm.
In other games, AHIP will take on Oluyole Babes, Taraba Hurricane will take on Nasarawa Amazons, Delta Force and Immigration will fight for the two points at stake, Sunshine will take on FCT Angels, GT 2000 takes on Zamfara Babes, while Plateau Rocks and Coal City Queens are to play the last game of the evening.
Indications are however rife that Asaba, Port Harcourt and Ilorin are vying to hold the second round of the league, which is expected to commence on April 9 or 10. Asaba and Port Harcourt stand a better chance of hosting the second stage of the league after Ilorin hosted the same phase three consecutive times.
Also, officials of the federation have said that no team is a walk-over, as most of them are pulling their weights in the competition.