DSTV men’s basketball play-offs: Lagos Islanders defeat Oluyole Warriors




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Islanders Basketball Club Monday defeated Oluyole Warriors Ibadan 63-43 to earn their first win their second match at the ongoing DStv Men’s Basketball Play-offs.

Eight clubs are currently eyeing the 2013/2014 champions title at the play-offs, after qualifying the 16- regular season.

 The play-offs began Sunday at the Indoor Hall the Stadium in .

After the game, the Islanders coach, Lateef Erinfolami, told NAN that had improved in their second match, having lost 42-45 to Gombe Bulls in their first game.

“We lost our first game to a physical in their approach.

cautioned players against expecting the referee to make calls for them, and to be physical and expect such opposite teams,” Erinfolami said.

The Islanders would a victory over Mark Mentors Abuja in their third game and final Group B match to ensure qualification to the semi-finals stage.
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part, the Oluyole Warriors coach, Bayo Aderinboye, attributed team’s loss to the individualistic approach of players to the match.

boys did not play as a team. They were too individualistic in their approach.

cautioned them in our first match, when we fell 61-82 to Mark Mentors of Abuja, but unfortunately they did not take to corrections.

“We will go back to the drawing board and try to make amends as we play our last group match against Gombe Bulls,” Aderinboye said.

The competition’s defending champions, Kano Pillars, had defeated their Union Bank opponents 88-71 in a classic match played on Sunday.

Dodan Warriors beat Plateau Peaks, 71-57 in their first match in Group A.(NAN)[eap_ad_3]