CAMAC of Yenagoa started their campaign on a gods note in group B as they got their total NBBF National Final opener to a winning start with a 73point victory over Bukavu Blinks of Kano.
11points came from Benedict Onuvughakpo including 1 assist and 14 rebounds making him the star for his team as they sailed home to victory in a game that was majorly dominated by them.
Amos Gbonwei and Lucky Reuben scored 10 points each while George Akuba came off the bench to help his team with 15points
Yahaya Abdulkareem’s 14 points was not enough in a game where the team’s inability to put their shots away condemned them to an opening day defeat.
In the second Group B game, it was an exciting battle between Prison Reformers and Golden Touch, two equally competent teams. It took Mohammed Musa’s brilliant form to give Golden Torch a 59 to 55 point win with his 20 points and 3 assists. Adie Nazareth also assisted his team with 14points, 1 steal and 4 rebounds.
The Golden Touch team was praised by their Head Coach, Huzi Mshelia, for their efforts tracing their win to resilience.
“It was a very difficult game, but our boys held their grounds to grind out a win.”
According to Mshelia, the first game is always crappy, so such result was expected.
In the third game, Taraba’s Hurricane lost by just a slim point to Ondo Kings from Akure as the match ended 57 to 58points.
Action continues on Wednesday with matches in Group A where Prison Reformers will tackle Coal City while Golden Touch face Brave Hearts.
Ondo Kings will gear up against Bukavu Blings as Taraba Hurricanes battle CAMAC in Group B.