Nets Close In On Kano Pillars, As Comets Lead In Atlantic Conference


Although, Bauchi Nets lost their DSTV/NBBF Premier  League week 8 match by one point to Plateau Peaks of Jos last weekend, but the club have enough points to place second on the Savannah Conference Table.

Nets, who were narrowly outdunked 67-68 points by Peaks have 13 points and are trailing learders of the Conference, Kano Pillars. Despite the victory against the Bauchi side, Peaks are still seventh on the table with a total of 9 points from seven matches. The Jos-based club have lost three games and won the same number of matches.

Pillars defeated Tapgun Rockets 100-40 points to top the table with 14 points, having won all seven matches played so far.

Unlike in the Atlantic Conference, where two clubs won their matches through walk-over, all the games in the Savannah Conference took place.

Niger Potters, who were far away from the top, won their third match out of the eight games played so far. Potters outdunked Immigration 63–52 points to place fifth with 10 points on the table.

The encounter between Kada Stars and Yelwa Hawks is slated for today.

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In the Atlantic Conference, Union Bank had it very tough in an electrifying match against Royal Hoopers of Port Harcourt at the Surulere stadium in Lagos, Nigeria. But the bankers were lucky to share the points with their visitors.

With Williams Udoumbe (Jersey number 10) inspiring the bankers, the match was earlier going their way as they started the last quarter on a high.

Union Bank were then leading with about six points (64-58), but Antebe Ujoh (Number 7) and his colleagues changed the tempo of the game and ended it 70-70 points at regulation time.

Chariots lost 58-77 to Dodan Warriors, while Delta Force of Asaba lost two matches slated for Saturday and yesterday through walk-over to Comets and Islanders.

Comets, who grabbed free points from the botched game against Delta are now on top of the Atlantic Conference with 16 points from 9 matches. They won seven games and lost two to be ahead of Hoopers who are in the second position with 14 points.

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