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KPA, Patriots out to halt all-Ugandan Africa Zone 5 basketball final

Semifinal action Thursday as Power marched into the semifinals. PHOTO POWER BC

FRIDAY: Semi-finals

6.30pm – KPA  ?? vs City Oilers  ??

8.30pm – Patriots ?? vs Power  ??

Thursday results: Women round robin

KPA 85 Horseed 32
Don Bosco 91 KCCA 39
UCU 88 APR 50

Men’s quarterfinals
Patriots 68 ABC 60
KPA 66 Savio 48
City Oilers 98 Gondar 52
Power 84 Hawassa 41

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  It will be an all-Ugandan men’s final at the FIBA Africa Zone 5 Club Championships unless Kenyan side KPA and Rwanda’s Patriots can do what everyone else has failed to do – stop City Oilers and Power from winning.

True to form, City Oilers and Power marched easily into the semi-finals on Thursday after brushing aside their Ethiopian basketball opponents. The semifinals are set for Friday night.

Power center Mike Makiadi scored a game high 17 points and Paul Odong 14 points as they gave basketball lessons to Hawassa. It ended 84-44.

City Oilers also secured their semifinal place without Adarius Pegues and shooting guard Stephen Omony who were rested.

Landry Ndikumana and James Okello got 14 points each as the the tournament’s defending champions marched to a 98-52 win over Gondar.

Patriots and KPA lost one game each in the group stages – defeats coming at the hands of Ugandan clubs. City Oilers edged Patriots 77-73 while Power beat KPA 73-60.

The winner of this tournament will represent Zone 5 at the FIBA Africa Champions Cup 2017 that will be hosted in Tunisia in December.

The women’s round robin tourney continues, with Kenyan sides Equity and KPA, and Ugandan sides KCCA and UCU favourites to snatch the top two places.

The top two teams from this tournament will represent Zone 5 at the FIBA Africa Champions Cup Women 2017 set to be held in Angola from November 3-12.

 Men: Group stages

GROUP A – City Oil – Uganda; Patriots – Rwanda; Savio – Tanzania; Hawassa City – Ethiopia

GROUP B – Betway Power – Uganda; Gondar City – Ethiopia; A.B.C – Tanzania; K.P.A – Kenya

Women (round robin)

UCU,  KCCA,  Equity, KPA,  Horseed , APR, Don Bosco

 

 

 

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