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ABC, Don Bosco Lioness Clinch Union Basketball League Titles - Jul 2, 2014

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MAINLAND teams ABC and Don Bosco Lioness excelled in the just ended Union Basketball League after being crowned champions in both, men's and women's category respectively. The five-day event climaxed on Thursday at the Gymkhana Club court and the two Mainland finished top of their respective league categories, putting host teams in the shadow. Defending champions ABC managed to retain the men's title for the second successive years after collecting eight points, winning all their four games on their way to glory. The unstoppable ABC side kicked their campaign with a 65- 51 win over Polisi Zanzibar before thrashing African Magic 79-49 in the second game. They also clobbered Rangers 85-50 and wound up their title defence by beating Stone Town. Polisi settled for the second position on seven points, while Stone Town won third place despite tying on five points with African Magic. Stone Town secured third place courtesy of goal average. Rangers finished bottom of the table with four points. In women's category, Don Bosco Lioness were undisputed winners after winning all their four matches to finish the league with eight points. African Magic took the second slot on goal average over Nyuki after the two teams tied on five points each. The two teams registered one victory each, while conceding three defeats. The winners were presented with trophies and certificates by the former Prime Minister Fredrick Sumaye who was the guest of honour in the final day of the championship. The tournament brought together eight teams, two from Mainland and six from Zanzibar. The men's league featured five teams with three of them competing in women's category.
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Hasheem Thabeet joins Yokohama B-Corsairs - 5 months ago
Yokohama B-Corsairs (B1 League) agreed terms with 30-year old Tanzanian center Hasheem Thabeet (218-120kg-87, college: Connecticut). The #2 overall 2009 NBA pick who just attended NBA camp with the Milwaukee Bucks signs to play overseas for the first time in his career. The last time he played at Grand Rapids Drive (NBA D-League) where he averaged 8.6ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.4bpg in 49 games. In 2009 Thabeet was drafted by Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) as #2 pick overall. He attended University of Connec...   [read more]
RBA's Marksmanship Tale Heightens - 8 months ago
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