Team Lagos Wins Maiden Rising Stars U16 Basketball Championship
By Omolagba Oluwayemi
Team Lagos on Saturday emerged champions of the first edition of the Rising Stars U16 Basketball Championship held at the Akure Township Stadium, BSNSports.com.ng reports.
The Olumide Oyedeji Foundation U16 Basketball Championship which is organized for the growth and development of the sport in the grassroot level had the six South Western states represented with each team playing 6 games each.
Team Lagos defeated Oyo 73-70 points to end the championship with 12 points, thereby winning all their games with a total of 362 game points for and 191 against leaving them with a point difference of 171.
Team Oyo whose only lost in the tournament was against Lagos finished second with 9 points. They had total of 280 games points for and 206 against while team Osun with 10 points finished third although they had a negative point difference (-39) having recorded 275 game points as against their conceded 314 points.
Team Ogun finished fourth while host State, Ondo finished fifth with just a point and without a win in the tournament is team Ekiti who finished bottom.
The competition is organized to help present the young ones the opportunity to showcase their ding dong skills and also give them the needed exposure that will facilitate their growth in the game of basketball.
It’s next edition is expected to take place next year.