Quarterfinal games of the Zenith Bank Women League National Final 8 will commence on Tuesday after group games were concluded on Sunday.
Match Day 3 of the competition on Sunday saw a tight contest between Customs of Abuja and Delta Force of Asaba in the day’s third game at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.
It stayed close till the end of the fourth quarter with Customs eventually prevailing 58-51 thanks in large parts to Josette Anaswem who bagged 26 points, 4 assists and 5 rebounds
Delta Force’s, Agbotan Success scored 19 points, 4 assists and 4 rebounds.
It was a one-sided affair for reigning Champions First Bank as they decimated Plateau Rocks 84-40 points in the evening game.
Okoro Ifunanya led the onslaught against the ladies from Jos with 16 points, 2 assists and 3 rebounds
Gloria Umeh’s 18 points and 4 rebounds were not enough to help Plateau Rocks as they finished bottom of group A without a win.
First Bank closed their group game campaign with another emphatic win against Plateau Rocks to top group A at the ongoing Zenith Bank Plc Women Basketball League National Final 8.
Customs finished 2nd, Delta Force settled for third while Plateau Rocks finished last.
MFM Queens after two losses in their previous group games came out with all guns blazing against a hapless BlackGold side in their last group game.
A dominant display from Obenten Blessing with 20 points, 1 assist and 7 rebounds gave MFM a 97-31 points win over BlackGold.
Experienced Nzekwe Oluchi came through with 14 points, 2 assists and 4 rebounds as MFM finished third in group B.
Meanwhile, the Honorable Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare paid a surprise visit to the venue of Zenith Bank Women League National Final 8 during the final game of the day.
Speaking with the team, Honorable Dare lauded the level of competition between the teams while promising continued government support to the Musa Kida led Federation and basketball development in Nigeria.