Top three Atlantic Conference teams record convincing wins as Niger Potters defeat Gombe Bulls in over time

Top three Atlantic Conference teams record convincing wins as Niger Potters defeat Gombe Bulls in over time

Action continued in the ongoing Conference six playsoffs in Kaduna. The Savannah conference entered match day 2 while that of the Atlantic just tipped off in Ilorin on Tuesday.

In the Savannah Conference, Gombe Bulls who had lost to Kano Pillars a day earlier, once again lost in overtime to Niger Potters.

The game between Bulls and Potters ended 90-90 at the end of fourth quarter and winner was decided with the former winning by 1 point (106-105).

Four players from Niger Potters scored over 20 points. Sabo Gabriel had 29 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals, Wisdom Prince scored 26 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals while Gideon Omokudu scored 21 points and 9 rebounds and Umar Alhji added 20 points.

Despite Bulls having five players with double digits, they were let down by the number of turnovers committed by the team. Bulls suffered 29 turnovers, 16 less than that committed by their opponents, Niger Potters.

The loss is the second for Gombe Bulls in two days while Niger Potters have now won two games out of two. In other games played early in the day, champions Kano Pillars continued from where they left off the previous day, beating Kada Stars 91-58 points while Plateau Peaks also defeated Bauchi Nets 62-47 points.

As Savannah Conference entered match day two, games in Atlantic Conference started with exciting match ups. It was a blowout loss for Oluyole Warriors and Police Baton basketball teams.

Hoops& Read beat Warriors 70-47 points while Police Baton was humiliated 108-70 points by host, Kwara Falcons.

Unlike the first two games, the game between Rivers Hoopers and Nigeria Customs was a more balanced game. Though Hoopers led in most part of the game, the first quarter ended in a tie 18-18, while at half time the Port Harcourt side stretched the lead to ten points which eventually ended in a 14 points win for Hoopers. The former champions beat Nigeria Customs 70-56 points.

Ronald Alalibo had a filled day from the three point line making 4/7 and leading two other Hoopers with 15 points and 4 rebounds while Solomon Ajegbeyi added 13 points and 9 rebounds while Somto Managor scored 10 points.

Match day two of the Atlantic Conference six playoffs will take place on Wednesday (tomorrow) in Ilorin. Two sides that lost their opening games will come against each other, Police Baton will face Nigeria Customs at 12pm, Oluyole Warriors will take on high flying Kwara Falcons at 2pm while Rivers Hoopers will face Hoops & Read in the last game at 4pm.

It will be rest day in the Savannah Conference six playoffs while match day 3 will be played on Thursday.


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