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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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Aminu Scores Career-High 30 Points

.As Blazers Win Over Clippers The D’Tigers’ Power forward scored 30 points, a career high for both the regular season and the playoffs as the Blazers beat Clippers 98-84 to tie the NBA Playoff series at 2-2. Aminu made 11 of 20 shots from the field, including six of 10 from 3-point range. The 6-foot-9 forward also had 10 rebounds …

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D’Tigress, Turkey, Argentina In Warm-Up Games

As the national female basketball team, D’Tigress get set to begin camping in preparation for the Women Olympic Qualifying Tournament, WOQT scheduled for June 13-19, 2016 in France, the team are expected to play two warm up matches, the Chief Coach Scott Nnaji has disclosed. The first of the two matches will be against Turkey in Istanbul on May 27-28, …

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USA Basketball Friendly Good For D’Tigers, Says Oyedeji

Nigerian men’s basketball team captain, Olumide Oyedeji, has expressed happiness over the proposal by the United States of America basketball team to play Nigeria in a 2016 Olympic Games build-up match. The Americans, who will also play China twice as part of their preparations, will play Venezuela before meeting D’Tigers, the African champions, in their last preparation game. Speaking ahead …

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Mentors’ Star Eyes Rio B’ball Action

 -Ready To Slam, Dunk With D’Tigers Mark Mentors of Abuja basketball star, Musa Usman has disclosed that he has a burning ambition to be part of the Nigerian national team, D’Tigers’ outing at this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The well-accomplished former player of Rivers Hoopers of Port Harcourt stated at the weekend that he hopes the …

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ZENITH BANK BASKETBALL LEAGUE: Plateau Rocks, Oluyole Win Big

-As Nasarawa, GT 2000 Stumble Plateau Rocks of Jos and Oluyole Babes of Ibadan both got back to winning ways on Day 5 of the ongoing Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League, with both sides smiling in victorious outings at the competition in Asaba, Delta State. First to celebrate were Plateau Rocks, who dumped Nasarawa Babes from Lafia 55-39 to put …

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