Number one seed Kashif and Shanghai Kings will this evening take on number four seed Victory Valley Royals while number two Half Mile Bulls face their number there rivals Amelia’s Ward Jets in the semi-finals of the Linden Amateur basketball Association (LABA) Malta Supreme tournament at the Mackenzie Sports Club Hard Court.
The first game at 7.00pm will be between Jets and the Bulls while the Kings play the Royals at 9.00pm.
On Friday night the Kings went down to Wismar Pistons 34-35 while the Amelia’s Ward Jets beat Retrieve Raiders 56-53.
The Kings, Bulls and Jets ended the preliminary round of the seven team competition with four wins and two losses each with the Kings emerging as the top seed by virtue of having the highest goal average among the three while the Bulls was second and the Jets third.
Pistons, despite their upset win over the Kings, failed to make the last four losing out to the Royals, who had a similar record but took the nod after defeating the Pistons in the preliminary round 47-42.
The winning team is expected to receive $150,000, a trophy and 13 replicas.
Kings will rely on national captain and guard Steve Neils (Jr), Marvin Hartman and Orin Rose while Royals will depend on their scoring forwards Chris Williams, guard Marlon Pollydore.
The other game between the Jets and Bulls will see the Webster brothers Shane, Allister and Domain along with Kevin Joseph, Neil Simon, Leonard Caleb and Rodwell Pellew take on the Bulls with Michael Turner, Keon Cameron, Nkossi Gurrick and Jason Blair.