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NBL Playoffs: Warriors Edge KIU Titans In Dull Affair

Friday, September 20
*Nkumba Lady Marines 52-53 KIU Rangers
*Warriors 47-39 KIU Titans

Saturday, September 21
*JKL Lady Dolphins Vs UMU Ravens – 2:30PM
*UCU Lady Canons Vs A1 Challenge – 4:30PM
*JKL Dolphins Vs Betway Power – 6:30PM

Warriors managed to edge KIU Titans 47-39 to take a 1-0 lead in the best of three quarter final encounter at the Indoor Arena in Lugogo.

The game lacked intensity, ball movement was utterly poor as both sides struggled at both ends of the court in a low scoring game.

Warriors will be the happiest on the night after benefiting from KIU’s slow start to clinch the win in a less eventful affair that never lived as advertised.

KIU’s Brian Ssentongo (with the ball) squeezes his way through Warriors traffic. FUBA

Despite the victory, Warriors shot an ugly 18 of 53 from the field and were 15% from beyond the arc in a game they made 26 turnovers and fetched only 8 points from the bench.

Amisi ‘Carmelo’ Saidi was player of the match after garnering 14 points, while Gatwech Kutai added 12 for the Kyambogo based team.


Warriors Carmelo
Artiste Santana entertaining the crowd.

Michael Bwanga (11 points, 7 rebounds) was the only KIU player who scored in double figures. Francis Kasinde and Sudi Ulanga added 7 points each but in a losing effort.

The teams return on court again on Monday for game two.

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