Pemba Warriors edges Titans by 4 points in their first game of NBL best of 5 serie semifinals

By: Nacho Black Armo

After a bit of struggle finishing off JKL Dolphins in quarter finals, Warriors’ dream to win the prize they haven’t won in a long time came to a life but they have to do away KIU Titans first.

Coach Ronnie Mutebi had earlier promised nothing but victory at the Pemba party but KIU asked questions as they led the first quarter 22-20.

Titans imposed themselves masters of the night as they even went on to lead 37-33 at half time with Sudi Ulanga, Kazungu Ethienne and Balungu Denis firing in high.

In the third quarter Warriors unchained their strength and saw them come back into dominance after Philp Amenyi and Amisi Dany banged a jump shot each and an offensive rebound in space of 1 and half a minute.

Warriors never looked back as they went on to lead 55-51 at the end of the 3rd quarter aa well as controlling the 4th quarter which was so close and tight going at 63-55, 63-60, 66-60, 68-63 and ending 76-72.

Amisi Saidi scored 20 points, the highest mark of the game while Titans’ Chris Basheke scored 14.

Warriors need to win just 2 out of 4 games to cross to the finals while KIU Titans need to win 3 out of the remaining 4 games to make it to this year’s NBL final.

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