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D’Tigress Jnr Miss Spain Trip

Nigeria’s cadet female basketball national team, Junior D’Tigresses will no longer take part in the FIBA U-17 Women’s World Championship expected to dunk off in Spain this Wednesday. The team, handled by veteran youth basketball coach, Adeka Daudu, were prepared to go until their hopes were dashed at the last meeting with the embassy of Spain in Abuja, who foot …

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Ochie Wheelchair B’ball Tourney Returns

The stage is set for the forthcoming 5th Victor Ochei International Wheelchair Basketball Championship as preparations are in top gear to make it a grand competition. President of Wheelchair Basketball Federation of Nigeria, Bukola Olopade commended the sponsor, Victor Ochei; for his continued sponsorship of the competition. He also disclosed that Cameroon, Benin Republic, Ghana, Togo among others have signified …

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Hoopers Expect Tough DSTV Final 8

 -Ready For Gombe Bulls, Oluyole Warriors Rivers Hoopers of Port Harcourt head coach, Ogoh Odaudu is expecting a tough challenge for his side in the DSTV Basketball League Finals when all qualified teams slug it out in Lagos. The two-time champions qualified alongside Atlantic Conference winners Kwara Falcons, Nigeria Customs and Oluyole Warriors from the Atlantic Conference while former champions …

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D’Tigress Crash In Olympic Race

-As Korea Shock Belarus 66-65 Nigeria women’s basketball team D’Tigress hope of qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympics was dashed on Wednesday as South Korea defeated Belarus 66-65. Despite having beaten the Koreans 70-69 on Tuesday, D’Tigress were eliminated on point’s difference following the Asian side’s victory over the European favourites. D’Tigress had on Tuesday bounced back from their opening …

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FIBA World Olympic Qualifying: D’Tigress Beat Korea To Stay Alive

-In Hunt For Ticket To Rio 2016 It was excitement for Nigeria’s female basketball national team, D’Tigress players and officials on Tuesday, as they revived hope of qualifying for the 2016 Olympics with a 70-69 victory over South Korea. It was D’Tigress’ second game of the Rio 2016 qualifying competition, as they had earlier lost their first Group C game …

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Pillars, Falcons Lead DStv Final 8

 -Men’s Basketball League Gets Hotter Regular season leaders, Kano Pillars and Kwara Falcons cruised past all opponents as both teams topped the Savannah and Atlantic Conference in the just concluded Conference playoffs. Pillars who lost two regular season games took down all opposition in the Savannah Conference Playoffs going 5 of 5 to seal their place in the DStv Premier …

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Pillars, Falcons Lead DStv Final 8

-As Men’s Basketball League Gets Hotter Regular season leaders, Kano Pillars and Kwara Falcons cruised past all opponents as both teams topped the Savannah and Atlantic Conference in the just concluded Conference playoffs. Pillars who lost two regular season games took down all opposition in the Savannah Conference Playoffs going 5 of 5 to seal their place in the DStv …

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Pillars Scale Plateau Peaks

Kano Pillars male basketball club on Monday in Abuja beat Plateau Peaks of Jos 93-56 as the Savannah Conference Final Six Play-offs of the 2016 DStv Premier Basketball League commenced. The play-offs, which are scheduled to run from Monday to Friday at Abuja National Stadium, saw Pillars in a pulsating start, as they led in the first quarter of the …

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Savannah Conference Rule DStv League

-Win Third Consecutive All Star Game Savannah Conference won their third straight DStv Premier Basketball League All Star game at the weekend, after beating Atlantic Conference 81 -77 points during a tightly contested match in the sports hall of National Stadium, Abuja. Starters for Savannah Conference included the trio of Abubakar Usman, Mathew Onmonya, and AbdulWahab Yahaya from Kano Pillars, …

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First Bank Ladies Dethrone Dolphins

Zenith Bank Women Basketball League ended weekend with fanfare. First Bank, the Elephant Girls dethroned the erstwhile defending champions, Dolphins 71- 60 in a pulsating final that had all the trappings of a great fixture. The two teams entertained and gave the packed full hall enough to cheer. While Dolphins appeared more entertaining and skilful, the First Bank ladies were …

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