Benue Princess beats AHIP, Rocks to Final Eight slot
The battle for qualification for the Final Eight of the Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League in group A went down to point differentials when three teams were tied on 24 points from eight wins and eight losses at the end of the two phases of the competition in Abuja and Ilorin.
The competition, which ended at the weekend, saw Benue Princess narrowly beating AHIP Queens of Kano and Plateau Rocks with a +11 points aggregate advantage to join Sunshine Angels of Akure, former 4-time champions First Deepwater and unbeaten defending champions, First Bank as the top four in the group, who automatically qualify for the playoffs.
Group B had an easy ride with back to back league runners up, Dolphins, clearly leading the pack with a maximum 32 points from 16 games.
Joining Dolphins in the playoffs from group B is Customs, whose only loss was to Dolphins in both legs in Abuja and Ilorin to finish with 30 points from 14 wins, while IGP Queens and Delta Force complete the top four with 28 points and 26 points respectively.
The top four teams from both groups will converge in Lagos to battle for the 11th Zenith Women’s Basketball League title.
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