IGP Queens and Elephants girls are big winners as NBBF Nigeria Women’s Basketball League Qualifiers begins

MFM Basketball Club of Lagos, IGP Queens of Lagos, Sunshine Angels of Akure and First Bank Basketball Club started their campaign to reach the grand finale of the NBBF Nigeria Women’s Basketball League on a sound footing on Friday in Benin City.

MFM defeated Bayelsa Blue Whales by 37 to 34 points. It was 16-12 at halftime, the Olukoya girls increased their lead to end the third quarter at 28-19 points before closing the game at 37-34 despite a late fight back by Bayelsa Blue Whales of Yenagoa.

The clash between First Bank Basketball Club and First Deep Water was a one sided game as First Bank dry up First Deep Water 47-19 points.

Another big win was recorded by IGP Queens of Lagos over Kwara Falcons Women Basketball Club. It ended 52-27 points in favour of IGP Queens while Sunshine Angels beat Delta Force Basketball Club 49-40.

Today (Saturday) five games will be decided on Match Day 2 at the ongoing NBBF Nigeria Women’s Basketball League Qualifiers in the Atlantic Conference in Benin City.

Bini Queens Basketball Club of Benin City will take on red hot MFM Basketball Club of Lagos in the first game of the day by 10am at the Sports Hall of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin.

That encounter will be followed by the battle between Kwara Falcons Women Basketball Club of Ilorin and First Deep Water of Lagos by midday. Both teams lost their opening fixture.

Bayelsa Blue Whales of Yenagoa that could not withstand the heat from MFM meets Delta Force Basketball Club of Asaba that crumbled under the weight of Sunshine Angels while Dolphins and IGP Queens meet in an all Lagos affair.

The last game of Match Day 2 is the confrontation between the Elephants girls, First Bank Basketball Club of Lagos and Ekiti Angels Basketball Club of Ado-Ekiti by 6pm.

Here are the results of Match Day 1:

Sunshine Angels 49
Delta Force BC 40

MFM BC 37
Bayelsa Blue Whales 34

Kwara Falcons 27
IGP Queens BC 52

First Deep Water 19
First Bank BC 47

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