NIGERIA : DStv PBL: Royal Hoopers storm Lagos for a double

(by Olusegun Ikuesan)

2009/2010 finalist of the DStv Premier Basketball League Royal Hoopers basketball club of Port Harcourt will this weekend be in Lagos for a double games against Islanders basketball club on Sunday and Dodan Warriors basketball club on Monday in an Atlantic conference Week-5 pairings.

Hoopers who in Week-4 rumbled over Chariots basketball club of Lagos by 89-38 points at the Civic Centre, Port Harcourt to take it season record to 3-0 and third on the conference standing behind second and first place sides, Dodan Warriors and Comets basketball clubs.

Three games are on the bill in the league this weekend, in the Atlantic conference bottom placed Chariots basketball club will to the court against Union Bank basketball club in a local derby at the sports hall of the national stadium, Lagos, Savannah conference bottom placed team, Nigeria Immigration basketball club of Kano will be at home to Plateau Peaks basketball club of Jos while Tapgun Rockets basketball club of Jos host Yelwa Hawks basketball club of Bauchi on its new home court the gymnasium of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

On Sunday in Kaduna, Savannah conference leader, Kada Stars basketball club will take the floor against defending champion, Kano Pillars basketball club in what what is tagged, Star Match of the week.

Both sides are yet to taste the bitter pile of defeat in the ongoing season with Kada leading the conference having played a game more than Pillars, Bauchi Nets basketball club will host Niger Potters basketball club of Minna and on Monday in Lagos Atlantic conference leader, Comets basketball club will host Police Baton in a local derby.

Both Monday games in Lagos Dodan Warriors Vs Royal Hoopers and Comets Vs Police Baton will be live on SuperSport-9.