ZENITH WOMEN Bâ€™BALL LEAGUE
Dolphins Basketball Club of Lagos Owner and Handler, Wale Aboderin, was hailed the narrow victory of the team over IGP Queens in one of the opening matches of the Final Phase of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League.
The encounter which was one of the late games on Monday, was won with just one point as the Aboderin ladies managed a 65-64 victory.
Aboderin said the victory was not his source of joy but the skills exhibited by the players which was a delight to the fans who cheered every move and point scored as if it was a final match.
He said: â€œWe had not played them this season and because of their heights, we knew it was going to be a full dayâ€™s job to get even a half point win. And that was exactly what happened.
â€œBut winning or losing isnâ€™t the important thing about this match. We are happy that every minute was well played; we are happy that everyone watching enjoyed the game. This is clearly the match of the day and how wonderful it would be for the development of the womenâ€™s league if all or at least many of the games play out like this.â€
The IGP Queensâ€™ Coach, Abraham Ogaba, was lost for words when reporters demanded his reaction.
In another late match on Monday, First Bank defeated Customs 115-35.
On Day Two of the Final Eight yesterday, IGP Queens defeated Plateau Rocks 59-37, while First Bank defeated First Deepwater 91-74. The encounter between Customs and GT2000 ended 46-40 in favour of Customs
Defending Champion, First Bank will open proceedings on Day Three of the final Phase today with an encounter against GT 2000 while Plateau Rocks will confront Dolphins in the second match.
IGP Queens and Delta Force are billed to play in the third match of the day with the Customs versus First Deepwater clash as the last match for Wednesday.