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Nestle Milo Basketball: Enugu, Ebonyi in flying start at Atlantic Conference

Enugu and Ebonyi States made good starts at the Atlantic Conference of the 18th Nestlé Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship.
The venue of the competition is the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium Indoor Sport Hall in Enugu where the qualifying states in that zone are slogging it out.
The conference defending champions in the boys category, St Augustine Seminary Ezemagbo, Ebonyi State began their title defence with slim win against Belary Group of School Yenegoa,Bayelsa by 22-20 points in a tension soaked match.
In another encounter, boys from Igwebuke Grammar School Awka, Anambra had to wait till the last quarter of the match to over powered boys from Government Secondary School Barracks, Cross River State by 20-19 points in a well balanced game.
In the Girls cadre, Anambra  State flagbearer, Emeka Agashili High School Nise, were a depleted side when they confronted St. Jude Girls High School, Amarata, Bayelsa State, in a one-sided affair game.
The Girls from Anambra struggled in all departments of the game and could not keep up with the pace and tenacity of Bayelsa girls power play with a convincing 43-01 points.
In another game, hosts, Trans Ekulu Girls Secondary School, Enugu out-dunked Emarid College Port Harcourt, Rivers State by 20-11 points.
Speaking after the match, the Seminarians coach said his boys exhibited team work, discipline and accurate shooting throughout the game.

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