Wednesday, September 20
•Ndejje Angels 68-64 Our Saviour (1-1)
•Miracle Eaglets 50-75 KIU Rangers (0-2)
Friday, September 22
•UCU Lady Canons Vs KCCA Leopards (1-0)
•UCU Canons Vs D-mark Power (1-0)
Ndejje University Angels beat Our Saviour 68-64 on Friday at Lugogo to level their NBL Playoffs Quarterfinals series 1-1.
After losing game One on Saturday, Ndejje were a loss away from elimination coming into Wednesday’s Game Two, but played with great resolve to force a decider due Sunday.
Our Saviour looked to be on course for a sweep when they led the first quarter 21-12 but John ‘Mapeesa’ Omondi’s side admirably fought back to save their season.
Ndejje led by two at halftime, 29-27, and rode on a 13-point run create a clear day light in the last quarter.
Our Saviour tried to stay in the game, however, they failed to execute on offense in closing plays including a late three pointer by Joseph Wacha that rimmed out at the buzzer.
James Obrack scored 19 points for Ndejje while James Osinde (11 points), James Kumbai (9pts, 14 rebs) and Cikom Monybai (8pts, 14 rebs) put up a better show as well.
It’s was an improved performance by Ndejje from game one’s loss, as the side played good defence and out-rebounded Our Saviour 64-50.
The winner of Sunday’s Game Three will face City Oilers in the best of five semifinals after the eight time winners eased past Kampala Rockets 2-0.
In the Women’s game, KIU Rangers sealed a place in the semifinals after sealing a 2-0 sweep over Miracle Eaglets.
Rose Amaniyo scored 20 points and as many rebounds while Sharon Kirabo and Ines Kanyamunza added 15 and 14 respectively for KIU Rangers who will wait on the winner between UCU and KCCA Leopards.