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UNZA Honeys too good for Breeze


UNZA Honeys on Wednesday won the National Basketball championship title after beating Napsa Breeze 3-2 at National Sports and Development Centre in Lusaka.
Honeys won three sets while Breeze claimed one victory and the other ended in a draw.
In the first set, Breeze edged Honeys 79-59 but the later bounced back to snatch the second set 70-53 and posted 59-55 in the third set but lost the fourth 53-49 to Breeze.
However, Honeys won the decisive fifth set 58-54 to seal the title.
Honeys coach Cuthbert Tembo said the game was tough.
“Breeze is a strong team, they made the girls play on high temple forcing us to change our strategy at half time by slowing the game down so they can play on our tempo. I think that is what helped us win the game,” he said.
And Zambia Basketball Association (ZBA) general secretary Mwembe Kaona apologised for lack of sponsorship for the event.
“We know our affiliates are disappointed that this event has had an anti-climax with the absence of corporate support but we have taken measures to ensure that this does not reoccur,” Kaona said.
ZBA will next month host regional season opening tournaments in Kitwe and Lusaka.
ZBA vice-president (North) Andrew Nyirenda said the opening events are set for March 4-7.
Nyirenda said the events has attracted clubs from Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo and Swaziland.

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