CAMAC Basketball Club of Yenegoa defeated Brave Hearts of Calabar 84-81 points to lift the inaugural edition of the Total National Division 2 League.
Prison Reformers beat Taraba Hurricanes 93- 65 points to clinched the 3rd position, Golden Touch finished as the 5th best team while Ondo Kings came 6th.
Coal City Kings defeated Bukavu Blinks in the 7th and 8th spot classification game.
The highlights of the final saw Frank Okome lead his team’s scorers chart with 23 points, 5 assists and 1 steal while Mudiaga Oyubu followed closely behind with 17 points, 2 assists and 3 steals to help their team gain promotion to Total National Division 1 on their way to lifting the coveted trophy.
The brilliance of Precious Sunday who scored the competition’s highest points of 44, 1 assist, 7 rebounds and 6 steals was undone by his team mates who struggled on the night with only Bright Abiola hitting the double digit scoring 11 points.
Despite the setback, it was a night to remember for Precious Sunday who shone like a million stars as he was voted the competition’s Most Valuable Player.
He also emerged the competition’s best steal and assist leader before being crowned as competition’s highest point scorer.
Precious alongside John Luka (Prison Reformers), Victor Bornin (Ondo Kings), Emmanuel James (Golden Touch) and Frank Okome were selected as the best five players of the Total National Division 2.
Frank Okome was named the competition’s best 3 points shooter, Moses James (Brave Heart) won the 2018 Total National Division 2 Best Rebounder award while Junior John (Ondo Kings) smiled home as the Block Shot leader.
Speaking after the event, the NBBF President, Engr. Musa Kida thanked the Federal Government led by His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari for providing the enabling environment for sports to thrive.
He commended the Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung for his unflinching support to the NBBF since the board assumed office in 2017.
Kida thanked Total E&P for the leap of faith in being the first corporate organization to invest in the Division 1 and 2 which he called the real developmental leagues.
He assured that the best is yet to come as he urged all stakeholders to brace up for the positive tsunami sweeping through the basketball landscape in Nigeria.