Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball Playoffs: FCT Angels pick semi-finals ticket

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LAGOS – FCT Angels of Abuja Monday defeated IGP Queens of Lagos 68-64 group ongoing Zenith Bank Women’s Championship Playoffs Lagos.

ensured qualification of Abuja team for semi-finals of the playoffs.

Angels won two of the three matches they played in the group A in the preliminaries of the of the playoffs.

The of Angels, Sunday Assah, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the sidelines of the that team had performed well to earn a semi-finals spot.

“We played well to earn our spot in the semi-finals stage; it is our first semi- in our two years experience of playing in the playoffs.

“We are happy and very proud of our achievements in this year’s campaign, so, we look forward for the semi- .

“The players are more confident and ready for the next stage of the competition,’’ Assah said.

Theresa Mac-Dangusu, Angel’s Assistant , told NAN that they had worked hard to beat IGP Queens.

She said the team was full of hope to meet opponents in the semi-finals.

“We are exited about our win, we will be playing more fire as we go into the next stage, because right we fear nobody,’’ Mac-Dangusu said.

NAN reports that IGP Queens had the game in hands leading in all the four quarters of the game but lost composure toward the end in the regulation time.

IGP Queens recorded 19-10, 32-26 and 46-42 scorelines in the three quarters but allowed Angels to tie the match at 62-62 few seconds before regulation time.

FCT Angel’s player, Ebere Okeke led her team to by scoring a total of 24 points.

The Police team , Abraham Ogaba said that girls lost the match due to inexperience.

“We were careless in the dying seconds of the match; my players became wasteful the ball and were as determined as they were when they were leading.

“They made many mistakes and allowed FCT Angels get back into the game and snatched the from their hands.

“However, we are still a young team and we will continue to build and gather the necessary experience we need to thrive in the competition,’’ Ogaba said.

FCT Angels came second behind First Bank of Lagos who had recorded two straight games and ahead points in the group stage.

FCT Angels lost their first group match to First Bank.

The Angels await the winner between First Deepwater of Lagos and Dolphins Club of Lagos in the last group A match to know their semi-finals pairing. (NAN)