Thunder, KPA off to winning starts in semis playoffs - Daily Nation

Thunder, KPA off to winning starts in semis playoffs

Saturday November 17 2018

Thunder's Griffith Ligare (left) dribbles past Equity Bank's Titus Musembi during their Kenya Basketball Federation men's Premier league playoff quarter-final Game- One at Nyayo National Stadium Indoor Gymnasium on November 4, 2018. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |

Thunder's Griffith Ligare (left) dribbles past Equity Bank's Titus Musembi during their Kenya Basketball Federation men's Premier league playoff quarter-final Game- One at Nyayo National Stadium Indoor Gymnasium on November 4, 2018. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

By CAXTON APOLLO
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By CHRIS OMOLLO
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Thunder on Saturday rocked Ulinzi Warriors 80-70 in an explosive men's Kenya Basketball Federation Premier League play-off semi-final Game One at Nyayo Stadium Gymnasium.

Thunder, who had eliminated Equity Bank 2-0 in the quarter-final, led 20-11 at end of first quarter before stretching their lead to to 31-25 at the breather.

Ulinzi Warriors had a good run, beating Umoja 2-0 to qualify for the semis.

Game Two is scheduled for on Sunday at 4.30pm.

In the other semi-final play-off match, Kenya Ports Authority beat Strathmore Blades 62-54 in an ill-tempered Game One at the same venue.

The match was halted after tempers flared during the closely contested tie. Heavy rains also delayed the kick off, initially scheduled for 3pm.

KPA led 31-19 at the break. Game Two of the contest will also be played on Sunday at the same venue.

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