Kogi and Zamfara states began their campaigns in the Confluence Conference of the 2013 Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championships on winning notes in Lokoja, Kogi State on Thursday.
The Kogi girls dismissed their Borno State counterparts 15-2, while in another game, Adamawa thrashed Taraba 40-6 in a one-sided match.
Zamfara causes what could be described as an upset when they defeated Kano 21-12 in their first game.
Eight states were on ground when the competition began.
The states in attendance include Adamawa, Borno, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Taraba, Zamfara and host Kogi.
Only Yobe and Jigawa states failed to show up due to logistic reasons, according to officials.
The commencement of competition in the Confluence Conference follows the successful conclusion of the competition in the Eastern Conference which saw the emergence of Rivers and Bayelsa states as champions in the boys and girls’ categories respectively.