National Basketball League Finals
UCU 51-52 KCCA
Falcons 73-74 City Oil
City Oil coach Mandy Juruni is excited after his side overcame Falcons 83-73 in Game Three of the Castle Lite Basketball Playoffs at YMCA Court in Wandegeya on Wednesday night.
“My team played according to plan and that is a very postive aspect of a championship winning side,” Juruni told RedPepper Online edition in a phone interview on Thursday.
Record champions Falcons bossed Game One and led 71-64 with 1.42 to play only to lose 74-72 but levelled the the best-of-seven series on Sunday with a 84-76.
“We know exactly what we needed to do going forward,” City Oil coach Mandy Juruni had said in the aftermath of his team’s Game 2 loss.
“Our focus now is on extending the lead in Game 4 and go on to win the title,” the former Warriors coach added.
In the women’s NBL Finals, the UCU Canons were not deterred by the absence of star player Peace Proscovia while KCCA Leopards could have probably used the offensive prowess of Martha Soigi as the former won Game 3 of their best-of-seven series with little to separate them after the first two games.
Flavia Oketcho’s game-high 17 points and 3 rebounds were not enough to help the defending champions as they narrowly fell to UCU 52-51.