Lagos, Oyo Win Big In First Games As Rising Stars U16 Basketball Championship Begins
By Niyi Busari
Lagos, Oyo and Osun won their first matches in the match-day 1 of maiden Rising Stars U16 basketball competition which dunked off on Monday at the Sports Hall of Akure Township Stadium, BSNSports.com.ng reports.
In the first game of the competition, Oyo defeated Ondo 59-34 while Ogun bowed to Osun 50-66 in the second match.
Lagos recorded the highest scoring points after running riots over Ekiti 83-24 in the last game of match-day 1.
Hostilities resume at 1:00 pm today when Osun and Oyo will slug it out for the either side to pick their second win of the championship before Ekiti try to redeem their battered image against Ogun who also lost its first match at 2:30 pm.
The hosts, Ondo with have to depend on home support and put in everything to escape second loss in the hand of talented young lads from Lagos at 4:00 pm.
Match-Day One Results
Game one – Oyo vs Ondo 59 – 34
Game two – Ogun vs Osun 50 – 66
Game three – Lagos vs Ekiti 83- 24
Match-Day Two Fixtures
Game one – Osun Vs Oyo 1:00
Game two – Ekiti Vs Ogun 2:30
Game three – Ondo Vs Lagos 4:00
The Championship which is one of the program by Olumide Oyedeji Youth Foundation in promoting the game, engaging the youth and also provide a platform to discover, nurture and take exceptional talents for scholarship abroad.
There will also be side attraction activities like life skills learning, career talks and motivational speech as well as coaching clinic.