The 2023 Major General T.A. Gagariga Under-17 Inter- Barracks Basketball Classic ends on Saturday, with the losers final and gold medal matches to be decided.
Four youth trams, aged 17 and under – Mambilla Barracks, Luingi Barracks, Mogadishu Cantonment and G-Ranks Basketball Club from Bauchi, are the sides competing for honours at the Classic, which tipped off on Thursday, June 1, 2023.
Final day fixtures
(3rd Place Game)
- Lungi Barrack vs Mambila Barrack 3pm
- G-Ranks Basketball Club, Bauchi vs Mogadishu Cantonment 4:30pm
Both finals are to be at the Gymnasium of the Mogadishu Cantonment, formerly General Sani Abacha Barracks.
Friday was Day 2 of the tournament, and there were two sessions – Morning and Evening – with a total of six games decided.
Luingi Barracks fell 42-50 to Mogadishu Cantonment; G-Ranks from Bauchi crushed Mambilla Barracks 49-23; and Mogadishu Cantonment rallied to beat Mambilla Barracks 35-31 despite trailing 16-18 at halftime.
In games decided later, G-Ranks out-dunked Luingi Barracks 36-31; Mogadishu Cantonment got thrashed 53-44; while Luingi Barracks triumphed 46-38 over Mambilla Barracks.