Delta, Lagos Rule Championship



The 18th edition of the Nestle Milo Basketball Championship for Secondary Schools was finally rounded off at indoor sport Hall of Asaba Stadium, Delta state, with two thrilling finals in the girls and boys’ categories.

The curtain raiser was the girl’s final match which featured St. Judes Girls Secondary School Amarata, Bayelsa State andWesley Girls Snr Sec School Lagos.

The girls final match was full of expectations, Wesley Girls Senior Secondary School Lagos State, gave the Asaba crowd something to cheer as they dethrone last year’s champions, St Jude girls sec school Amarata Bayelsa state 30-29 points in well contested game to emerge champions.

The boys’ final match was thrilling and sensational, Government Secondary School Karu FCT Abuja, almost recorded an upset against Osadenis Mixed Secondary School Asaba Delta State. But thanks to the shooting prowess of the championship ‘Most Valuable Player’ Marvelous Mba of Delta State who lifted his team’s spirit with his several three pointers to make it 57-49 points.

Earlier in the day, Crowther memorial college Lokoja, Kogi state went past Henson Demonstration School Benin,Edo State 40-37 points to win the third-place match in the boys category.

Also, Government Secondary School, Gboko, Benue State defeated Yejide girls grammar sch,Ibadan Oyo State 30-28 points to pick the bronze in the girls’ category.

In his address, Mr Femi Akintola, Category Manager-Beverages, Nestle Nigeria PLC, said no fewer than 9,000 schools participated in this year championship in both male and female categories.