The MpBoyz and Tigers have booked a mouthwatering semifinal showdown in Broome basketball’s senior league with both in-form outfits performing well in their final regular season games on Wednesday night. The second-placed MpBoyz faced a tough match against a Roey Misfits outfit hungry to ensure they made the finals in a congested battle between three sides for the third and fourth places. And CJ Oakley stepped up to the plate, sinking 20 points to bring the boys in blue home 43-36. From the outset it was clear this would be a dogged match-up; both sides fought hard under the net and struggled to convert their chances in the face of some desperate early defence. Oakley starred early for the MpBoyz, while down the other end Misfits’ Grant Astles ensured his side stayed in the hunt. The MpBoyz took control in the decisive second quarter, stretching the lead out to eight-points, and pushing further to be 12 ahead at one stage in the third. But with the Misfits’ season on the line they knew they couldn’t afford a heavy loss. Astles scrapped hard under the net and Clinton Manado again proved a rock in setting up attacking plays as the Misfits sought to reduce the deficit. Late in the final term the game looked as if it may come down to the wire — Misfits were six behind with two minutes on the clock and had the ball locked in attack. But, after losing the ball from a wayward pass the MpBoyz’ Zihan Angus finished off a match-sealing counterattack. Fortunately for the Misfits, the loss was not heavy enough to fall out of the top four. In the following game the Tigers ended their late season rise into third place with a 47-point drubbing of Broome Magic to book their date with the MpBoyz. The Misfits will faced Ngadalargin.