1st Dr. D.K  Olukoya Women’s Basketball Championship:  MFM And Others Makes Final Four.



By Olayinka Elebute

After 4 days of grueling basketball action at the Molade Okoya Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. The semi-final places were decided after a thrilling final round of games in the preliminaries. High rolling Inspector General of Police Queens led by a 20 points display by Christy gave the crowd an exhilarating contest against MFM despite losing 40-44 points in a match they needed to win to secure a place in the Final Four.

Earlier in the day 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 led Warriors Amazon to finish 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 and winners of group B.

In the second game of 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.

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