Nigeria’s Deepwater, Dolphins Play Q/Finals Wednesday

.At Africa Women’s Basketball Champions Cup In Morocco
Nigeria Women League champions, First Deepwater Basketball Club and their compatriots, Dolphins Basketball Club, will on Wednesday, 27 November, play their respective quarter final games of the 19th Africa Champions Cup for Women at the Salle Couverte Al-Massira gymnasium Meknes in Morocco.
First Deepwater will battle COD MEKNES Basketball Club of Morocco in one of the quarter final matches, while Dolphins face Interclube of Angola in another match in the last eight knock out stage.
First Deepwater sealed their passage on Tuesday, when they rose to the occasion to tame Moroccan Ittihad Raidi De Tanger Basketball Club, winning by 88-44 points to finish second in Group B with a 2-1 record in a reschedule game of the championship.
The Nigerian side continue the progression from the second quarter with a 17-10 points win to take a 10 points advantage going into the break (35-25).
The complete break came from the start of the third quarter as First Deepwater put paid to the ambition of the I.R Tanger of springing any surprises winning the third and fourth quarters convincingly by 29-10 and 24-09 points for a cumulative score-line of 88-44 points.
With the second place finish by First Deepwater, they now face host Club, Omnisports De Meknes, while I. R. Tanger, fourth place finisher in Group B will battle Primeiro D’Agosto Basketball Club of Angola in another quarter finals pairing.
First Deepwater had mother luck to thank as they rally to a slim 71-69 points win over hard fighting Eagle Wings Basketball Club of Kenya in a Group B match of the tournament on Monday.
Deepwater took a 14 points advantage going into the last quarter, having won the first three quarters by 24-20, 22-18, 15-09 were made to look ordinary by the Eagle Wings in the last quarter, forcing the Nigerian side to run into foul trouble easily and making many turn-overs.
First Deepwater lost the fourth quarter by 10-22 points, but manage to escape defeat, as they won by just two points margin of 71-69 points to share a 1-1 record with the Kenyan.
However, Dolphins have not won a single match in the tournament, as they lost their first match 52-72 points to Primeiro D’Agosto Basketball Club of Angola, lost 73-80 to Omnisports De Meknes and rounded off their losing streak losing 44-61 to a Kenyan side, USIU.

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