Rivers State Wins Bronze in Equatorial Conference



Kunle Adewale

Rivers State representative in the on-going Nestle Milo Secondary School Basketball Championship, Community Secondary School, Pabod, Port Harcourt, on Tuesday at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, Enugu State, emerged third place winner defeating had fighting Cross River State side, 32-24 in a highly competitive encounter.

The girls’ third-placed match could not take place due to a protest by Imo against Anambra on allegation that the latter featured a player that had represented Delta State in the competition in 2012.

In the semifinals played earlier in the day, in what is perhaps the game of the Equatorial Conference, Ebonyi State defeated Rivers 38-26, while Bayelsa got the better of Cross River 21-15.

In the girls’ category, Bayelsa out-dunked their Anambra counterpart 35-3 in a one sided affair, while Akwa Ibom made a mincemeat of the opposition put up by Imo 15-4.

The final of the competition takes place Thursday with many dignitaries including the Enugu State Commissioner for Youth and Sports expected to grace the occasion.