WorldStage Newsonline-- Three-time champion of the DStv Premier Basketball League, Kano Pillars basketball club at the weekend handed Yelwa Hawks Basketball Club of Bauchi it first defeat in the 2011/2012 season of the Nigeria top flight league with a 96-67 points win on Sunday at the sports hall of the Sani Abacha stadium Kano.
With the lose by Yelwa Hawks, Pillars is now the only team yet to taste defeat in the Savannah conference of the league.
Niger Potters Basketball Club of Minna also posted a 15 points margin victory of 78-63 points win over Bauchi Nets Basketball Club in Minna; Kada Stars basketball club of Kaduna put some smiles to the faces of its teeming fans with a 79-53 points win over Tapgun Rockets Basketball Club of Jos at the Murtala Mohammed Square Kaduna; Nigeria Immigration walked-over Civil Defenders Basketball Club of Abuja.
In the Atlantic conference defending champion, Royal Hoopers Basketball Club of Port Harcourt got back to winning ways with a 67-57 points win over Islanders Basketball Club of Lagos at the Civic Centre Port Harcourt.
The win for the defending champion was to reassure its fans that it is determined to defend the league title it won last season after it week-six 79-81 points’ home loss to Dodan Warriors Basketball Club of Lagos.
Customs went past Comets in Lagos by 68-58 points; Union Bank had the better of Chariots by 77-60 points while Dodan Warriors survived Police Baton in a keenly contested week-7 pairing by 76-70 points.