By Niyi Busari
Kano, Plateau, Kaduna and Bauchi U17 Basketball teams have qualified for the quarterfinals of the ongoing 2021 Noah Dallaji Legacy U17 Basketball Tournament.
The four clubs won their respective first three games making their last group matches a formality.
In the first game of match-day 3 of the 8-day tournament, Niger handed second defeat to Kwara beating their North Central counterparts (44-41) while Kano defeated Gombe (61-32) while Kaduna added salt to Team Taraba’s injury handing it the third loss in the 8-day championship after a (47-28) defeat.
Plateau beat Katsina (51-20) as Bauchi edged Kwara 34-31 in the 4th and 5th games at the Sani Abacha stadium Kano. The last encounter on match-day 3 saw Gombe beat Kebbi (46-32).
Four other quarterfinalists will emerge today in the last group matches. Four games will be played to determine teams that progress to the quarter-finals which commences on Thursday while the semis goes underway on Friday.
Match-day 3 Results
Niger (44-41) Kwara
Taraba (47-28) Kaduna
Gombe (32-61) Kano
Plateau (51-20) Katsina
Bauchi (34-31) Kwara
Gombe (46-32) Kebbi
Match-day 4 Fixtures (Wednesday, August 11)
Kaduna Vs Bauchi 9am
Gombe versus Katsina 11am
Taraba Versus Niger 1pm
Kano versus Plateau 3pm