Nigeria Men’s Basketball League semi-finals hold Friday

The games will be played in Lagos.

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The two semi-final games of the 2013/2014 DStv Men’s Basketball League Play-offs will hold on Friday at the Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

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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