Mark ‘D’ Ball Basketball Championship: HotCoal Ballers trounce Novena Heartlanders 100-56

Written by on May 9, 2022


Abuja-based HotCoal Ballers on Sunday recorded their second win of the ongoing 2022 Mark ‘D’ Ball Men’s Basketball Championship by trouncing Novena Heartlanders 100-56 in an enthralling game.

Both sides had contrasting results on Friday when they began their Round of 16 campaign in the championship at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

The HotCoal Ballers defeated APA Flames 80-50, the Heartlanders from Imo lost to Nigeria Customs 75-86.

Teams participating in the event include Mo’ Heat, Gombe Bulls, HotCoal Ballers, Nile University and Spartans from Phase 1 Group 1.

Also participating are Nigeria Customs, FCT Hardrockers, Kwara Falcons, Suleja Bulldogs and NSCDC Civil Defenders who qualified from Phase 1 Group 2.

Kano Pillars, Delta Force, Kada Stars, Novena Heartlanders, Police Baton and Bayelsa Waves also qualified for the competition from Phase 1 Group 3.

The round of 16 competition, which is tagged “Sweet 16”, began on Friday and is expected to end on Tuesday.

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