AHIP Queens Crash as First Bank, Dolphins Move on



First Bank Basketball Team of Lagos monday out-dunked AHIP Queens of Kano 106-38 to maintain 100 per cent unbeaten runs at the ongoing Final 8 of the 12th edition of the Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League.

The Elephant Girls are now to play IGP Queens who similarly defeated Delta Force 60-58 in the semi final slated for this evening.

With three straight losses without a single win, AHIP Queens have therefore chalked up the unenviable record as the first team to crash out of the Final 8 play off this season without winning a single game. Delta Force is the other team that did not also win any game.

The Kano team which got its first basket in seven minutes in the final group match against First Bank also lost to the Nigeria Customs team and Benue Princess to say goodbye to the 2016 Zenith Bank women’s league.

Defending champions, Dolphins, who defeated Plateau Rocks 74-67 in their last group game are to take on Customs in the first semi final game. Customs had earlier out-dunked Benue Princesses 53-39 to book their passage to the semis.

Captain of AHIP Queens, Victoria Ofiri, said her team’s defeat was expected since this is the first time they will be competing in the Final 8 play –off.

“The stake is too high for us and we cannot do more than we did here. May be, we are hoping that next year will be better for us with better play.”

Meanwhile, Classification matches are to hold today before the semi final matches take place later in the evening.
The All-Star match of this edition has been slated to hold on Wednesday while the grand finale will take place on Thursday.