National Sports Festival: Gombe, Lagos win basketball gold

Lagos State Women basketball team emerged winners of the 2020 National Sports Festival basketball event after defeating Bayelsa in the finals played on Monday. They defeated Bayelsa 47-38 to claim the much coveted gold medal.

The Lagos ladies who lost to Kano in their group opener 48-59 points bounced back pretty well to win their last group game against Nasarawa before dispatching hosts, Edo in the semi-finals 57-45.

In the third place game, Kano was too powerful for the Edo Women’s team who they resoundingly defeated 63-40pts to claim the bronze medal.

In the men’s category, after a well fought battle between Kano, Gombe and Lagos states for the ultimate gold medal, Gombe emerged 2020 NSF basketball champions.

In the last game of the competition, Gombe defeated Lagos 57-49 as they comfortably led the pack courtesy of superior points difference over Kano.

With the result, they edged Kano State to win the race for the gold medal.

Kano who missed out of the 2018 edition held in Abuja settled for silver while Lagos finished third.