BDL League: ABC still at helm despite loss

WHILE three Basketball Dar es Salaam League (BDL) matches are set to light up the Don Bosco Oysterbay courts in the city today, ABC continue to top the league table despite suffering a 67-74 loss to Savio over the weekend.

Basketball Dar es Salaam Association (BD) Technical and Competitions Director, Haleluya Kavalambi, said after the weekend fixture, six men’s teams will step into the venue today in a race for maximum points of their campaign.

All matches to be staged in Don Bosco Oysterbay court, will be opened by a match between JKT and Polisi, followed by Chui who will face Ukonga Warriors, then Dar City will be on court to face Ukonga Kings in the day’s last game.

The disappointing 67-74 loss to Savio in the stiff battle was the third ABC defeat in this year league, though they are still at the helm of the table.

ABC collected 15 points from nine matches; they are followed by Don Bosco Oratory at second, who played nine games and bagged 15 points after the weekend’s 67-62 victory over Mchenga.

The third-placed Dar City, who played eight matches, have accumulated 14 points.

Dar City remained the only team yet to concede a match, with one walkover and seven victories.

Forth placed JKT, who face Polisi today, will aim  to climb a step further in the table with victory after collecting 14 from eight matches, while Savio, who has nine games, have collected 14 points at fifth place.

Haji Mbegu starred with 14 points, eight rebounds, and two assists to help the defending champions Pazi secure a 55-40 victory over JKT, but the team is still sixth with 13 points after playing eight matches.

Other men’s category teams and their points so far are Chui who have played eight matches with 13 points; Vijana City Bulls played eight, with 12 points; UDSM Outsiders who also parade 12 points, have played eight games; Mchenga who have played nine matches, have carved 12 points as  Jogoo with eight matches, have collected 10 points like Police who have played eight games.

Ukonga Kings who have played six matches, have earned 9 points, Mgulani JKT who have eight points have played eight games.

At the bottom are Ukonga Warriors with 6 points from 6 games.

In the women’s category, Vijana Queens who have played five matches, lead the table with 10 points; the second-placd  Don Bosco Lioness also with 10 points, have played six matches while Mchenga who have played seven games are third 10 points.

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