CONTINUOUS rain in the Central Division yesterday forced the Raiwaqa Basketball Association to abandon its inter-lane men's semi-finals.
The association managed to finish the women's semis before water started seeping into Ed's Court resulting in the postponement of the remaining matches to Thursday.
Competition co-ordinator Peniasi Kainamoli said they would hold the finals on Friday.
"Players' safety is our major concern and with the water flowing into the court, it would be risky for the players to play under this kind of condition," he said.
In the opening women's semi-final clash, Mighty Derricks defeated Police 39-38 to book its place in the showdown.
The closely contested affair saw Mighty Derricks making a strong comeback in the final quarter to snatch the win from Police.
Police had the services of top players like Merelaini Tora and Sera Vugakoto while former Adi Cakobau School rep Mili Waqairawai led the Derricks side.
In the other semis, Grace Taito guided her Sharma Lane side to an overwhelming 42-28 win over Crossroads.
Former Fiji under-20 reps Taito and Vika Fifita led the onslaught against Crossroads, which had the services of national U16 reps Tiana Kainamoli and Maraia Kacau.
Meanwhile in the men's semis, Police will take on Jazz Singers while Spowart Lane will play MacFarlane.