DStv Basketball League: Islanders defeat Customs




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- Lagos Islanders Basketball Club defeated Customs of Lagos by 62-45 remain atop of the Atlantic Conference in the ongoing DStv Basketball League in Lagos.

The star-studded Islanders got off into early lead, recording 16-5 against Customs, played without their star player, Emmanuel Balogun.

Customs came back in the second quarter, recording 14-16 points, but were outclassed in the third and fourth quarters of the game.

Islanders’ forward players, Adesola Alayande, Tunji Awojobi, William Ndombe, Ben Uzo and Jason Ebie were exceptional in the match as Customs defence was kept busy all the game.

Ebie, the Islanders’ point guard, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that playing in his first game for his new club gave him mixed feelings, but he was happy it went well.

”I am getting adjusted to playing my new team mates and getting to play the way the coach wants us to play.

”It is mixed feelings for me because I am new in the team and I want to work hard to win with my team, so I am glad I have put the long wait off my back.

target is to build on the wins,” Ebie said.

Islanders’ continue to earn them clear leadership of the conference having recorded four wins out of the five matches played so far in the season.

Meanwhile, Timion Alabson of the Customs told NAN that his team had so much respect for the Islanders as that the team woke up late in the match.

”This is a bad game for us; we had too much respect for the Islanders and when we realised our mistake it was already late because Islanders had full control of the game.

”We have to put this game behind us and forge ahead because regardless of the loss, we are currently having a fine season,” Alabson said.

Customs are third on the conference, having won three out of their five games played so far in the ongoing campaign. (NAN)