In year 2012, hosting of the 18th of the National Sports festival games, Lagos state female who breezed past all teams to grab the gold medal, were stopped twice to secure the silver medal.
The tough finals ended 45 – 59 in favour to Team Rivers.
Despite a slow start in scoring, team Rivers won all their games from start to finish.
Both male and female teams in the basketball event won all their matches.
Despite the loss Deborah Nwakamma was grateful for the experience.
"Grateful heart: I,thank God for a successful and injury free basketball season.
I am grateful for all the awards and medals.
I pray and believe next year would be a better one"