First Bank Basketball Club extended their unbeaten run to three games with an 86-56 points win over Lakers of Zimbabwe at the ongoing FIBAACW in Maputo on Monday.
Jasmine Nwajei led the way with 20 points and 3 rebounds with two 3 pointers in the first half of the game. She came off the bench to score 60% of her FG and 6/10 from the line in 19 minutes.
First Bank started with an 8-0 run in the opening 6 minutes of the first quarter and however stretched the lead to 16 points with 4:26 minutes left.
Like in the game against Kenya Ports Authority, First Bank took control of the game from the first quarter on the offensive board which ended 27-8.
Nwajei shot her second 3-pointer of the game just before the buzzer sound heading to half time. First Bank held on to a 25-point lead at half time.
Malaika Green shot 13 points, 2 assists of 50% of her FG and 1 of 3 from the arc. While Nkechi Akashili scored 11 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals to go with it in 21 minutes played for First Bank.
D’Tigress centre, Aisha Mohammed made a huge contribution in her first game for First Bank coming off the bench to score 14 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals.
In 22 minutes played, Mohammed made 62.5% of her FG and 4 of 7 from the free throw line.
Despite out-rebounding Lakers (59-34), Elephant Girls committed 24 turn overs, 9 more suffered by their opponents.
For Lakers, Mellisa Majonga scored 14 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Charity Chigumba contributed 13 points and 5 rebounds while Dorcas Marondera had 10 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists.
Lakers outscored the Nigerian team in the third quarter 20-11 to reduce the deficit to 16 points. They were reduced to just 12 points in the last quarter as First Bank exerted their dominance yet again to seal their third straight win.
First Bank have booked their place in the Quarter-Finals with a game to spare against I.N.S.S of Democratic Republic of Congo which will be played on Wednesday.