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Sublime KIU Titans Defeat Power to Force Game 5

KIU will play Power in Game 5

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KIU Titans 69-54 Power

Kampala International University (KIU) Titans overcame Power basketball team in fantastic style to even the series and force game 5 in the semifinals of this year’s National Basketball League.

Game four was a make or break for the Titans and needed to win to force game five to determine who progresses to the final.

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The Kansanga based side defeated the five time winners 69-54 in a game played on Wednesday at the MTN Arena in Lugogo.

Titans were dominant right from start while Power looked clueless on the night and the former took the first set 14-4.

The Hamza Nyambogo coached side got everything right, more about winning most of the rebounds while denying Power chance to shoot.

The gap has grown from 10 points to 24 by the end of the second quarter with Titans adding 20 points while Power were limited to just 6 points.

Power returned a far much better side after recess taking the third quarter 21-19 but Titans had created a big gap and headed into the final period with a 22 point cushion.

Titans held on to win the gap 69-54 despite Power adding 23 points in the forth quarter. Joseph Ikong had a game high 18 points but could not help Power to win.

On the other hand, health Suudi Ulanga had a team high for KIU Titans with 15 points while Samuel Aguttu added 11 points.

The two teams will require game five to determine who progresses to the finals.

City Oilers already booked their berth in the finals after sweeping UCU Canons 3-0.

In the women’s game played, KCCA leopards needed overtime to eliminate JKL lady dolphins 71-69 and advance to the finals winning the series 3-1.

Normal time ended with both teams tied at 59 points apiece.


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