Safety Babes and Kano Pillars both missed chances to extend their leads at the top of the women and men’s categories respectively at the ongoing Prudent Energy Handball Premier League as they fell to narrow defeats on Thursday.
Pillars fell to a narrow 18-19 to De Defenders in the men’s category to spurn an opportunity to increase their lead on a day their closest challengers Safety Shooters also faltered.
In other matches decided in the men’s category, Prison Key Boys and Owena Kings shared the points in a 36-36 draw while Lagos Seasiders defeated Sokoto Rima in a one-sided 50-29 victory.
Plateau Vipers saw off Kada Stars 24-21 while Niger United saw off Safety Shooters 32-27. Bornu Spiders stunned Army Boys, COAS Shooters 29-25.
In the women’s category, Plateau Peacocks narrowly edged past Safety Babes 31-30 while Imo Grasshoppers suffered a surprising 21-17 loss to Lagos Seasiders Babes.
Desert Queens struggled to a slim one point 25-24 victory over Kada Queens while Abia Valliants are still without a win as they lost to Defender Babes 28-23.
Edo Dynamos, meanwhile comfortably defeated Owena Queens 28-13.
MATCHDAY 10 RESULTS
PRISONS KEY BOYS 36 vs 36 OWENA KINGS.
SAFETY BABES 30 vs 31 PLATEAU PEACOCKS.
SEASIDERS BABES 21 vs 17 IMO GRASSHOPPERS.
DESERT QUEENS 25 vs 24 KADA QUEENS.
DEFENDERS BABES 28 vs 23 ABIA VALIANTS.
OWENA QUEENS 13 vs 28 EDO DYNAMOS.
PLATEAU VIPERS 24 vs 21 KADA STAR.
SOKOTO RIMA 29 vs 50 LAGOS SEASIDERS.
NIGER UNITED 32 vs 27 SAFETY SHOOTERS.
COAS SHOOTERS 25 vs 29 BORNO SPIDERS.
D-DEFENDERS 19 vs 18 KANO PILLARS.