Warriors 87-83 Falcons (5.30pm)
Oilers 82-78 Power (7.30pm)
Wandegeya side City Oilers on Sunday entered history as the first basketball club to make the finals of the National Basketball league after defeating DMark Power 82:78 in Game 4 at the Lugogo MTN Arena in the Castle Lite playoffs. Defending champions Riham Warriors failed to make the finals falling to record champs Falcons 3-1.
It was the first time since 2005, the last time both DMark Power and Riham Warriors failed to make the finals of the national basketball league which year’s final was contested by Nkumba Marines and Falcons. Since then, Power and reigning champions Warriors have been to all finals, sharing of five of the six titles on offer.
Entering the Sunday fixtures, both trail 2-1 in their respective five-game semifinals series. Despite winning Game One, Warriors fell behind losing twice including a 85-66 annihilation by a poor regular season Falcons side in Game Three on Wednesday.
Power were also sunk by their own inconsistency despite the one man heroics of Ben Komakech. Oilers showed up as a team coupled with individual brilliance of Kami, Jimmy, Arou and the fourth quarter performance of Ronnie Kalule.
The women’s final of the Castle Lite National basketball Finals will be a repeat of last season’s final between KCCA Leopards and UCU Lady Canons who saw off A1 Challenge and Magic Stormers 3-0 respectively.