• July 5, 2020

NBL: Warriors Beat Power To Finish Third

 NBL: Warriors Beat Power To Finish Third

Sunday, November 24
*KIU Rangers 52-50 KCCA Leopards
*Betway Power 75-89 Warriors

Warriors finished third in the 2019 National Basketball League after a 89-75 win against Betway Power on Sunday at the Indoor Arena, Lugogo.

Amisi ‘Carmelo’ Saidi led the way with a game high 26 points (and 9 rebounds) while Chris Omanye and Kutai Gatwech contributed 20 and 14 points respectively.

Mike Otieno also added 13 points for a team that only had three bench players including a limping Jonathan Kambala who was given only six minutes.

Also read – Oilers beat Warriors to reach final

Betway Power’s Syrus Kiviiri (with the ball). FUBA

Power had a worst start, falling 9-20 after the first quarter and failed to come back into the game where they shot 36% from the field.

Brian Sivachi (18), Syrus Kiviiri (17) and David Opolot (11) all scored in double figures in a losing effort.

Power who were beaten finalists last season, will count this as another bad season after being eliminated by a youthful UCU Canons team at the semifinal stage and major overhaul is expected before next season.

Warriors also lost their semifinal series 3-1 in the hands of six time defending champions City Oilers.

Mike Otieno goes for an aerial pass. FUBA

In the other tie, Ines Kanyamunza bagged a game high 20 points as KIU Rangers beat KCCA Leopards 52-50 to finish third in the women division.

KCCA lost to UCU lady Canons while KIU Rangers were swept by JKL Lady Dolphins.

Finals Game One (Lugogo)
Wednesday, November 27
*JKL Lady Dolphins Vs UCU Lady Canons – 6:30PM
*UCU Canons Vs City Oilers – 8:30PM

Brian Kawalya

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