20 July 2014

NIGERIA : Nigeria Men's Basketball League Semi-Finals Hold Friday

Group A leaders and defending champions, Kano Pillars basketball club, will take on Group B runners-up, Gombe Bulls basketball club, in the first semi-final.
Group B winners, Mark Mentors basketball club of Abuja, will meet Group A runners-up, Dodan Warriors basketball club of Lagos, in the second semi-final game at the venue.
Pillars, led by Abubakar Usman who scored 31 points in the 84-79 win over Dodan Warriors on Tuesday, had won all their three group games.
They beat the Warriors (84-79), Union Bank of Lagos (88-71) and defeated Plateau Peaks of Jos (93-53) to earn the maximum points in the group.
Gombe Bulls posted an impressive 2-1 record with wins over Lagos Islanders (45-42) and Oluyole Warriors of Ibadan (53-34), and lost 58-76 to Mark Mentors.
The Mentors won all their Group B games - Oluyole Warriors (82-61), Gombe Bulls (76-58) and Islanders (53-50).
On their part, Dodan Warriors finished the preliminary round with a 2-1 record just like Gombe Bulls, by defeating Plateau Peaks and Union Bank (71-57 and 65-52 respectively).
They however went down 79-84 to Pillars.

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