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Division One Basketball: Clubs Learn Playoffs Fate

Sunday, October 31
*Charging Rhino 79-74 Gulu Hawks
*Kampala Rockets 73-63 Tropical Royals
*Entebbe Archers 90-85 Knight Riders

Top Eight:

  1. Rezlife Saints 12-2
  2. Kampala Rockets 12-2
  3. Tropical Royals 11-3
  4. Our Saviour 11-3
  5. Knight Riders 8-6
  6. Entebbe Archers 7-7
  7. Gulu Hawks 5-9
  8. Diamonds in the Sun 5-9

Playoffs Pairings:
*Rez Life Vs Diamonds
*Kampala Rockets Vs Gulu Hawks
*Tropical Royals Vs Entebbe Archers
*Our Saviour Vs Knight Riders


Division One clubs have learnt their Playoffs opponents after curtains came down on the regular season on Sunday.

Only Charging Rhino of the nine that registered for resumption have failed to squeeze into the top eight.

Eight teams will meet in the playoffs to determine the top two sides that will be promoted in the National Basketball League next year.

Rezlife ended the season with a 12-2 tally to top the group and will meet eight seed Diamonds in the Sun.

Kampala Rockets who beat Tropical Royals on Sunday to pip the side into second place, will meet Gulu Hawks.

Despite leading the first quarter 21-15, Tropical Royals managed just five points in the second quarter to trail by 7 points at halftime and could not mount a challenge thereafter.

Kur Garang scored a game high 21 points to stir the Rockets through.

In the last game at Nakasero, Archers edged Knight Riders in a fiercely contested Entebbe derby that saw the later’s coach Edwin Manzi ejected for misconduct.

Playoffs will get underway this Saturday at Nakasero and KIU Kansanga.


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