NBL Playoffs: KIU Titans Reach Semifinals

Sunday, September 24
•A1 Challenge 38-68 JKL Lady Dolphins (0-2)
•KCCA Panthers 79-92 KIU Titans (0-2)
•JT Lady Jaguars 75-55 Magic Stormers (2-1)
•Our Saviour 65-51 Ndejje Angels (2-1)
•UCU Canons Vs D-Mark Power (Not Played, 1-1)

The Semifinals

•JKL Lady Dolphins Vs UCU Lady Canons
•KIU Rangers Vs JT Lady Jaguars

•City Oilers Vs Our Saviour
•KIU Titans Vs Power/UCU

KIU Titans beat KCCA Panthers 92-79 to advance to the semifinals of the ongoing NBL playoffs.

The Titans complete a 2-0 sweep in the best of three quarterfinals series having won Game One 88-83 last Sunday.

KCCA, under former KIU coach Brian Wathum, battled hard and went down fighting against a well-oiled Titans machine.

They led 21-19 after the first quarter and still maintained a two-point (43-41) advantage at halftime.

But the Titans staged a better third quarter to overturn the deficit and were 66-64 up going into the last quarter before later creating a clear day light in the fourth.

Joel Lukoji led the KIU Titans with 22 points while four other Titans players scored in double figures – Amisi Saidi (15), Peter Obleng (12), Joseph Chuma (10) and Collins Kasujja (10).

Salim Kisilu scored a game high 23 points while Martin Buluma and Abel Omongin added 17 and 13 points respectively for the Panthers.

KIU Titans will meet winner between Power and UCU Canons in the semifinals.

The Game Three of UCU Canons Vs Power was not played and pushed to Wednesday.

This was supposed to be the last game of the day, and initially scheduled to be held at 6pm on a busy day that had five games per the fixture.

But the games started late, first game between JKL and A1 scheduled at 10am got underway around midday.

This was caused by a previous Boxing Champions League event held on Saturday night, and the Arena was not ‘clean’ for Sunday’s early kickoff.

And when action got a greenlight, JKL Lady Dolphins eased past A1 Challenge to seal a 2-0 sweep and reach the semis.

JT Lady Jaguars won their game three 75-55 against Magic Stormers to reach the semis on their debut season in the NBL.

In the last game, Our Saviour beat Ndejje University Angels 65-51 to win the series 2-1.

Our Saviour will meet City Oilers in the best of five semis, with the latter having swept Kampala Rockets earlier.



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