Zenith Bank Women Basketball League National Final 8: Air Warriors To Face MFM Queens
24 October 2019 Sport
Records were meant to be set and broken and that was what Air Warriors and MFM Queens achieved as they will be meeting in the final of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League National Final 8 on Thursday.
Air Warriors defeated defending Champions, First Bank in the first semi-final of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League Final 8.
Despite leading for the better part of the game, First Bank surrendered their title with a one-point loss, 61-62 points.
Blessing Kasham dropped 18 points and two rebounds while Chinwe Okah recorded 13 points, one assist and four rebounds in a game that went down to the wire.
Rebound Queen, Murjanatu Musa, had 17 rebounds, three assists and nine points.
In the second semi-final, MFM Queens defeated Dolphins.
Having lost to Dolphins earlier in their group B encounter, the Olukoya Babes came determined against 2018 finalists to clinch a last-minute 58-53 point win.
Although Gbihi Cynthia scored 20 points for Dolphins, combined efforts of Ezebilo Grace with 17 points, 2 assists and 11 rebounds alongside Ijeh Ifumnanya’s 11 points gave MFM Queens the deserved win.
It will be all to play for when MFM face Air Warriors who earlier defeated them in the group B game.
In the third-place game today, First Bank will play Dolphins.
With their semi-final victories, Air Warriors, MFM Queens have automatically qualified for the FIBA Africa Zone 3 Champions Cup qualifiers in Cotonou from 28 October to 3 November.