Pemba Warriors captured the 2018 NBL 3rd placed spot after an incredible 89-75 win over Betway Powers at Lugogo Indoor Arena.
On a cold Sunday evening, Amisi Saudi recorded the play-offs’ high 26 points plus 9 rebounds to couple up an impressive warriors performance.
Teammates Chris Basheke and Gatwech added 20 and 10 points respectively to propel the Warriors past Powers to claim a third-place finish.
Brain Sivachi double-double( 18 points and 11 rebounds) wasn’t enough for Powers to vanquish over the Warriors in the placement match.
Syrus Kiviiri and Opolot further combined for 28 points for the Powers but Warriors teamwork play was supreme.
In the ladies’ 3rd -4th classification match, Racheal Akinyi who had a woeful night to remember scored a last-minute free throw to lead the KIU Rangers past the KCCA Leopards 52-50.
In the closely contested game, Ines Kanyamunza had a game-high 20 points While Racheal Akinyi was restricted to only 6 points by the KCCA Leopards defense
Judith Nansobya had 16 points for the losing KCCA side while Teammate Martha Soigi finished the game with 12 points.
Action will resume with the Finals matches at MTN Arena, Lugogo. Six-time defending champions City Oilers will take on UCU Canons for major men’s crown in the best of seven series while defending champions JKL Lady Dolphins battles out with UCU Lady Canons in the Lady’s best of seven final’s series