The 18th edition of the Nestle Milo Basketball Championship for Secondary Schools was finally completed at the Asaba stadium, Delta State, with two thrilling finals in the girls and boys categories.
The curtain raiser was the girls final match which featured St. Jude’s Girls Secondary School, Amarata, Bayelsa State and Wesley Girls Senior Secondary School, Lagos.
Wesley girls defeated their opponents who were reigning champions 30-29 to emerge champions.
The boys final match was sensational as Government Secondary School, Karu, Abuja, almost recorded an upset against Osadennis Mixed Secondary School, Asaba Delta State. But thanks to the shooting prowess of the championship Most Valuable Player Marvellous Mba of Osadennis who lifted his team’s spirit with his several three pointers to make it 57-49 points.
In his address, Mr Femi Akintola, Category Manager-Beverages, Nestle Nigeria PLC, said that this was the first time the championship final game was held outside Lagos, adding that the brand has through the championship supported over one million school children in the country.