First Bank Basketball Club have won the maiden Dr. D.K. Olukoya Basketball Championship, which ended on Sunday at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.
The Elephant Girls defeated Sunshine Angels of Akure 44-30 in a game which came to life in the third quarter after a cagey first half. First Bank took the lead from the start, which they maintained till the end of the game, despite a spirited effort by the Akure side.
In the third place game, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministry defeated Amazons 57-43. Again, MFM survived a scare from the Amazons, but they pulled off in the third quarter, after trailing at the end of the first half.
First Bank took home N500,000 and a trophy, Sunshine got N300,000 while MFM got N200,000 for their efforts.
Coach Lateef Erinfolami of First Bank commended his players for putting up a good fight despite the tight game against the Angels.