Day One at Zenith Bank National Female Basketball League’s second phase witnesses 3 ‘walk-overs’

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ILORIN – Three forfeitures were recorded on Friday on Day One of the second phase of the 2014 Zenith Bank National Female Basketball League in Ilorin.

Ajibarede Bello, a Technical Commissioner with the Basketball (NBBF), confirmed the development said the games were not played and were thus awarded to the teams on ground.

He told the News Agency of (NAN) that the Queens failed to turn up for their game against Immigration in Group A.

also walked Coal City Queens, while the Benue Queens have not arrived for the league, thus making their game against Customs to be unplayed,’’ Bello said.

The NBBF said it a that some of the teams for the competition were yet to arrive.

“But because of the tight schedule of the event, we have to walk them ,’’ he said.

Bello however said there still room for the teams to if they arrived for the competition on , May 3, since the event is a league competition.

“If they come tomorrow, they are still in the competition because it is a league. Each team has about seven games to play,” he said.

The NBBF however described Day One of the competition as a success, saying officiating had really improved.

“The standard is high, the ladies are up and doing, and there is tremendous improvement in the coaching aspect of the game too” he said.

In games played in Group A, Sunshine defeated GT 2000 63-38 while defending champions First Deepwater of Lagos won 62-44 against Delta .

The only game played in Group B saw Dolphins beat Ahip Queens 88-32.

On , May 3, Delta will engage Taraba Hurricanes in Group A in the first game, GT 2000 face First Deepwater, Oluyole Babes meet Queens, and Immigration against Sunshine.

In Group B, Ahip Queens face Coal City, Benue Queens take on FCT Angels, while and Nigeria Customs battle it out in the afternoon.

The last game in Group B on Day will be between Plateau and Dolphins.(NAN)