DStv Basketball League: Islanders sink Warriors in thrilling match‏




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Islanders Club on Tuesday defeated their rivals Dodan Warriors Club, 60-50 in a thrilling encounter in the Atlantic Conference of the ongoing DStv Men’s League.

The saw both teams working hard to dominate ball play as Warriors’ youthful side took the lead at the close of first half 30-25 points.

A resolute Islanders, led by former .S based player Ben Uzo, came smoking in the third quarter of the half and pushing hard on Warriors on the offensive and the defensive play.

However, Warriors took the third quarter, 43-41 making Islanders star studded look ordinary and less effective and keeping the teeming fans guessing which going to take the day.

The fourth and final quarter began with great intensity and a high tempo game to the delight of fans cheering both teams in every move and every point made.

Islanders effort in the offensive and defensive play led by Uzo and veteran player Tunji Awojobi’s inputs engineered a famous victory to the disgust of the Warriors .

Uzo recorded 22 points and six rebounds while Awojobi had 12 rebonds and six points in the game.

Lateef Erinfolami of the Islanders told the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) on the sidelines of the game that his had won the through good work.

”We played well to win the match and could have done better if we were not playing individual game in the beginning.

had to talk to my to approach the game as a team and not as individuals trying to prove a point.

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”They listened and it worked well eventually, so am happy for the victory,” Eribfolami said.

Islanders forward, Uzo told NAN that the victory achieved through collective efforts and experience.

am glad we won, the Warriors team played very well but our mental strength as a team and our experience in handling tough opponents saw through,” Uzo said.

Chris Nomigo of the Warriors team expressed satisfaction of his team’s performance regardless of the loss.

”We played well but it wasn’t good enough, the Islanders team had their runs and we had ours, this is basketball, it happens often.

”We have to go back to the drawing table and prepare better for ahead,” Nomigo said.

NAN reports that with the victory slanders lead the Atlantic Conference table having won five out of the six played so far. (NAN)

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