Delta, Lagos, Oyo Hit Semis
Yejide Grammar School Ibadan, Oyo State picked their semi final ticket in the girls category at the ongoing 18th Nestle Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship, at the sports hall of the Asaba Stadium, Delta State.
The hardworking Ibadan side defeated Harmony secondary school Lokoja, Kogi State 24-13 points to grab the semi-finals ticket with a very bold stance.
Yejide girls coach, Yemi Abiodun, praised the girls for their resilience and what he described as job welldone.
He said, “I asked my players to take it easy and play their normal game without underrating their opponents.”
Also, Government secondary school Gboko, Benue state also breezed into the semi-final, by beating Government Sec school Numan, Adamawa State By 48-10 points.
The one sided encounter saw the Coach Andoa Zakaay tutored Benue Girls to dominate the all the four quarters 7-3, 21-3, 41-5 and 48-10 points.
In the boys cadre, Crowther memorial college Lokoja Kogi state handed out a 33-26 points defeat to Government secondary school barracks, cross river, while Henson Demonstration school Benin, Edo State defeated General Muritala Muhammad college Adamawa by 39-34 points in a tension soaked encounter.
The semi final pairings, in Girls category, St:Jude Girls Sec Sch Amarata Bayelsa State will confront Government secondary school Gboko,Benue state, while Wesley Snr Girls Sec Sch Lagos will slug it out against Yejide Girls Grammar sch Ibadan,Oyo State.
In Boys Semi Final Pairings, Osadenis mixed secondary school Asaba, delta state will confront Crowther memorial college Lokoja Kogi state and Government secondary school Karu FCT will take on Henson demonstration School Benin,Edo State, at indoor sport Hall of Asaba Stadium Delta state.