CAMAC Wins Inaugural Total National Division 2 League
CAMAC Basketball Club of Yenagoa emerged champions of inaugural edition of Total National Division 2 League.
They became champions after defeating compatriots, Atlantic Conference side, Brave Hearts of Calabar, 84 points to 81.
Frank Okome led his team’s scorers’ chart with 23 points, 5 assists and 1 steal.
Mudiaga Oyubu followed closely behind with 17points, 2 assists and 3 steals to help their team gain promotion to Total National Division 1 on their way to lifting the coveted trophy.
The brilliance of Precious Sunday, who scored the competition’s highest points, 44, an assist, 7 rebounds and 6 steals was undone by his team mates who struggled on the night with only Bright Abiola hitting the double digit scoring 11 points.
In spite of the setback, it was a night to remember for Precious Sunday, who shone like a million stars as he was voted the competition’s Most Valuable Player (MVP).
He also emerged as the competition’s best steal and assist leader, before being crowned as competition’ highest point scorer.
Precious alongside John Luka (Prison Reformers), Victor Bornin (Ondo Kings), Emmanuel James (Golden Touch) and Frank Okome were selected as the best five players of the Total National Division 2.
Okome was named the competition’s best 3 points shooter, Moses James (Brave Heart) won the 2018 Total National Division 2 Best Rebounder Award while Junior John (Ondo Kings) smiled home as the Block Shot leader.
Prison Reformers clinched the 3rd position at the just-concluded Total National Division 2 Final with an emphatic 93 points to 65 victory over Taraba Hurricanes.
Golden Touch finished as the 5th best team while Ondo Kings was placed 6th.
Coal City Kings defeated Bukavu Blinks for the 7th and the Blinks settled for 8th spot of the classification game.
Speaking after the event, the NBBF President, Musa Kida thanked the Federal Government led Muhammadu Buhari for providing the enabling environment for sports to thrive.
He commended the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung for his support to the NBBF since the board assumed office in 2017.
Kida also thanked Total E&P for their faith in being the first corporate organisation to invest in the Division 1 and 2, which he referred to as “the real developmental leagues’’.
He assured that the best had yet to come as he urged all stakeholders to brace for the positive changes sweeping through the sport of basketball in Nigeria’’. ##