Father O’Connell Science College, Minna Niger State have retained their Nestle Milo Secondary School Basketball title following a 67-62 win over Hassan Usman Katsina Unity College, Bauchi State on Thursday at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.
General Hassan Usman Katsina Unity College led for most part of the game but saw their lead cut down after committing some turnovers in the last 4 minutes of the game while missing crucial baskets.
With 50 seconds left on the clock, the Minna based team who were down by 1 point, 61-62 scored three straight buckets (6 points) to emerge champions of the 21st edition of the Milo Basketball Championship.
Kings International College, Ibadan won the third place game and were also awarded the fair play award of the Championship.
Earlier, St Jude Girls Secondary School (L), Amarata, Bayelsa State defended their title beating Government Secondary School, Gboko, Benue State 22-15 points in the girls final.
In the third place game, Dom Domingos College emerged winners over FCT Abuja and also got the fair play award.
The champions of the boys and girls final went home with 150,000 Naira each and a trophy, second place got 120,000 while third place teams got 100,000 Naira.