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Review: JKL Lady Dolphins, Power win as NBL finally returns

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The FUBA National Basketball League (NBL) returned last night, Wednesday with the Semi-Final showdowns as JKL Lady Dolphins and Betway Power picked up vital wins.

Stellah Oyela had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds as her side JKL Lady Dolphins recorded a 54-46 win against KIU Rangers at Lugogo Indoor Arena.

KIU put up a spirited fight in the first 3 quarters of the game through Racheal Akinyi and Brenda Aujat but a Mandy Juruni managed side made it impossible for the Rangers with unending 3 pointers in the last quarter to clinch game 1.

Racheal Akinyi had almost half of KIU Rangers’ points with 19 points and 7 rebounds.

Later on in the night, in the men’s semifinals, last year’s Finalists Betway Power fought to the death of the game to record a 59-56 game 1 win over the UCU Cannons courtesy of Joseph Ikong and Syrus Kiviri sublime performances

The duo combined for 23 points to propel the Powers to a 3 points win. Syrus Kiviri had 12 points and 3 assists while Joseph recorded 11 points and 3 assists also.

David Kongo Deng was the games score leader with 18 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the University side.

Action resumes this Friday as UCU Lady cannons take on KCCA Leopards in the other ladies semifinals before the Men’s defending champions City Oilers continue their quest for a 7th title in a row with a Game 1 matchup against Warriors later on in the night.


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