Basketball: Kano, Plateau, Kebbi, Kaduna hit Dallaji U17 Tourney Semifinals


Kebbi upset the favourites Bauchi in the first quarter final encounter on Thursday. Having lost the first set (13-16), Bauchi bounced back to win the second set (20-9) before (16-16) draw third set. Kebbi completed the rout in the last round winning with (17-25) to go away with (66-63).

Another favourites, Plateau U17 Basketball team would have followed Bauchi out were lucky to edge Kwara with just two points (49-47) and will face Kano who beat Niger in the last but tough quarterfinal game at the Indoor Sports Hall of Sani Abacha stadium.

Kaduna humiliated Gombe 60 to 28 points in the third quarter-finals of the tournament. The Kaduna boys proved too strong for the North West team as they cruised inti the semifinals of the championship.

In the last quarter-finals match, Kano State came back from behind to beat Niger State (60-48).

Quarter-final Results

Niger 48-60 Kano

Kebbi 66-63 Bauchi

Plateau 49-47 Kwara

Kaduna 60-28 Gombe

Semifinals matches:

Kaduna v Kebbi (2pm)
Kano v Plateau (4pm)


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