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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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Ezeli Reveals D’Tigers Desire

-Team Coach, Voigt Says Oladipo Uncertain Basketball male national team, D’Tigers head coach, William Voigt has confirmed that Golden State Warriors player, Festus Ezeli has signified his interest in playing for Nigeria. On the twitter handle of the Nigeria Basketball @NigeriaBasket, Voigt said he was able to convince Ezeli to play for Nigeria while also saying Orlando Magic Victor Oladipo …

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D’Tigers Inspire Esther For Rio

-Says D’Tigress Will Also Qualify First Bank female basketball club of Lagos guard, Atosu Upe Esther says she has been motivated by the victory of Nigeria’s male national team, D’Tigers winning the African title in Tunisia and believes that will buoy the women’s squad, D’Tigress to also qualify for this year’s Olympic Games. Esther stated that she remains highly confident …

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Ugoka Eager For Olympic Qualifiers

In just over two months’ time, Nigeria will open their FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament (WOQT) campaign against Belarus, and Uju Ugoka is working hard to be ready for the 12-team event. The 1.85m forward, who plies her trade with Italian side Lavezzini Parma, can’t wait to make her comeback for the national side ahead of the WOQT that will …

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