After four days of exciting basketball action at the Molade Okoya Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos the four teams that will contest the semi-finals at the inaugural Dr. D.K and Shade Olukoya Women’s Basketball Championship have been decided.
High rolling Inspector General of Police Queens fell agonisingly short against MFM despite a 20-point display from Christy as they lost 40-44 points in a match they needed to win to secure a place in the Final Four.
Earlier, Delta Force needed over time to get past a much improved and inspiring Warriors Amazon 60-53 points after the game ended 48-48 at the end of regulation. Despite the overtime loss, Coach Dossu Mensah’s Warriors Amazon finished ahead of IGP Queens to sneak into the Semifinals of the competition thanks to a superior points differential over the Police Queens in Group A.
In the other games of the day, Murijanatu Musa’s 10 points and 10 rebounds helped First Bank to a 50-36 victory over Raptors Girls, sealing a 100% record at the tournament as winners of Group B.
In the second game in the group, Sunshine Angels of Akure booked their place in the semifinals of the competition thanks to a 53-31 points win over the War Queens of Sango Ota.
The Coach Sola Aluko girls took care of business early and maintained their dominance from start to finish, leaving the youthful Ota team tutored by coach Peter Akindele playing catch up in all of the 40 minutes of action to finish as runners up in Group B behind the undefeated First Bank basketball club of Lagos.
The semi finals will see First Bank play Warriors Amazon at 11 am, while Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Women Basketball club will battle Sunshine Angels of Akure in the second Semi-Final match at 1 pm. All games will be at the Molade Okoya Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Saturday, with the 3rd Place and Final games holding on Sunday afternoon.