NIGERIA : DStv PBL: Yelwa bounce back, beat Potters 68-50

(by Olusegun Ikuesan)

After suffering a home lose to Kada Stars basketball club of Kaduna, Yelwa Hawks basketball club of Bauchi bounces back to handed visiting Niger Potters basketball club of Minna 68-50 points defeat in a mid-week Savannah conference pairing of the DStv Premier Basketball League.

The Hawks who narrowly missed the final-8 playoffs looked good from the blast of the referees whistle against the visiting Potters who picked an away win last weekend when it defeated Immigration basketball club of Kano by 61-58 points.

The win for the Hawks thus bring their record to a 1-1 record to move to the second spot of the conference behind conference leader, Kada Stars basketball club who has won two away games (Vs Immigration 85-44 and Yelwa Hawks 73-70).

Yelwa Hawks will have its hands full this weekend when it pay a visit to the home court of defending champion, Kano Pillars basketball club in Kano, Potters will have a feel of its refurbished home court when it hosted Plateau Peaks basketball club of Jos on Sunday in Minna.

Bauchi Nets basketball club will be at home to Immigration basketball club of Kano at the Multipurpose hall of the Bauchi Township Stadium on Saturday while the last week-3 pairing of the Savannah conference will be between conference leader, Kada Stars and Tapgun Rockets basketball club of Jos in Kaduna.

In the Atlantic conference, Union Bank basketball club of Lagos will host Delta Force basketball club of Asaba at the national stadium, Lagos; Dodan Warriors basketball club will do battle against the Delta Force side in their double road game to Lagos on Saturday.

There will be two local dernies to round off the week-3 games of the Atlantic conference as Police Baton takes on Chariots basketball club as both sides struggle to make an impact in the league, the game hold Sunday while two former champions of the league Islanders basketball club will engage Comets basketball club on Monday.