Teams emerge for 22nd Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship finals

As the conference phase of the 22nd Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship finals winds down, representatives have continued to emerge ahead of the national finals holding at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos from June 25 to July 01, 2022.

St. Jude’s Girls Secondary School, Amarata, Bayelsa State defeated Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School, Azu-Ebonyi, Ebonyi State while in the boys’ category, King Amachree Academy, Port Harcourt, Rivers State defeated Bishop Dimieari Grammar School, Obom, Bayelsa State to both emerge from the Equatorial Conference.

The Equatorial Conference was hosted at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu from the 21st to the 27th of May 2022.

Akpur College, Gboko, Benue State, and Government Secondary School, Karu, FCT have emerged champions in the girls and boys categories respectively at the Central Conference.

In the girls’ category, Akpur College, Gboko, Benue State defeated their Queen Amina College, Sabon-Tasha, Kaduna State counterparts 35-31pts to emerge champions while the boys from Government Secondary School, Karu, FCT outclassed their Father O’Conel Science College, Minna, Niger State opponents 34-23pts in a thrilling encounter.

The Central Conference comprising Niger, Nasarawa, Plateau, Benue, Kebbi, Kaduna, Sokoto, the F.C.T (Abuja), and host Kwara was held at the Ilorin Township Stadium from the 14th to 20th of May 2022.

Meanwhile, Government Secondary School, Numan, Adamawa State, and Dutse Model International Secondary School, Jigawa State emerged champions of the Savannah Conference made up of Yobe, Borno, Taraba, Zamfara, Kano, Gombe, Katsina, Bauchi, and Jigawa state.

The girls from Government Secondary School, Numan, Adamawa State, outclassed their Government Girls Secondary School, Bukavu, Kano State counterparts, and the boys from Dutse Model International Secondary School, Jigawa State won against Nigeria Tulip International College, Yobe, Yobe State in the boys’ category hosted at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano from the 8th to 12th of May 2022.

The last Conference – Western Conference is currently underway at the Indoor Sports Hall of Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan. At the end of the competition on Thursday, June 3, 2022, two representatives will also emerge for the national finals.

Over the last two decades, the Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship has emphasized the importance of grit to teach school children vital life values such as determination, tenacity, endurance, perseverance, teamwork, and self-confidence.

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