Despite the rain, several boycotts and poor publicity of the Liberia Basketball Federation 2018 Championship race, the competition has entered its grand finale.
The “clubs stayed away” from the competition did not halt the competition even though many matches happened without spectators.
The season reached its final round with both LPRC Oilers and Harbel Pointers eliminating their respective opponents to cruise through at the weekend.
LPRC Oilers Sunday defeated Barrolle 79-62 in the first division at the partially crowded Sports Commission on Broad Street. The victory for Oilers qualified them to the grand finals of the controversial 2018 LBA league season.
The Oilers will play the Pointer in the best of five series grand finals to decide who wears the crown in the first division for the 2018 season.
Second division side, Sac Base qualified to the final of the competition as well at the weekend. The team did so by eliminating Barnesville Snipers 86-85 points in a tight encounter. Cardinals will lock horns with Sac Base in the 2nd division finals.
The third division final will witness Island Clippers facing Bong County boys, Bong Shooters.
Bong Shooters are making their first final in the LBA and are poised to be playing in the second division next season.
And in the females encounter Desert Ladies will go all out against rivals’ commissioners.
The 2018 Liberia Basketball League season witnessed the less number of games played as several big-name clubs choose to stay away from the league.
Their stay away signified that the conflict in the Liberia Basketball Association has refused to go away, despite the embattled President Rufus Anderson announcing that elections will be held this year and he will be seeking re-election.