ZENITH BANK WOMEN B’BALL LEAGUE
First Bank Basketball Team continued its good form as the second phase of this year’s Zenith Bank Women Basketball League dunked off on Monday in Kaduna.
The Elephant Girls from Lagos walloped AHIP Babes 97 – 48 in a rather one-sided encounter.
Speaking after the clash, First Bank Coach, Peter Ahmedu, said his girls would have done better than they did if not for the harsh weather of Kaduna.
“The weather affected our performance while the slippery floor accounted for our slow movement,” he explained.
The Coach however said he aims to increase the tempo in the team’s next game against Taraba Hurricanes as soon as they acclimatize well.
Ahmedu said he would take each match as it comes and ensure his girls retain the crown at the end of the league.
AHIP Coach, Wilson Idanwekhai, said his girls lost to a better side and learnt a lot of lessons from First Bank.
“We did our best against the defending champions, but our best was not enough,” he said.
In the other matches played yesterday, Plateau Rocks defeated Taraba Hurricanes 81- 42 while Zamfara Babes outplayed Coal City Girls 48-97.
The match between GT2000 and Oluyole Babes ended 61-24 in favour of the former.
Actions continue at the Umar Musa Yar Adua Sports complex till next Monday.