Betway Power have so far had a false start to the ongoing 2019 National Basketball league.
The five time league champions have lost three of their four games. The recent loss coming against Warriors in what proved to be a one sided affair.
“We got off to a slow start,” said coach Arnold ‘Mchuda’ who was speaking on Friday night after the loss against Warriors. “Our first five didn’t put up the best I expected and Warriors benefited to put us on pressure.”
“Our recovery was slow. We didn’t coordinate well in terms of ball movement and it came to a time when everyone went out to shoot.”
Warriors destroyed Power with a 92-62 mauling. The Kyambogo based team led 30-16 before limiting Power to just three points in the second quarter before sealing a commanding 40 point win.
Power looked poor at both ends of the court, shooting 17-of-77 from the field. The side shot 5-of-32 from the three point range.
Only Geoffrey Soro (14) and Syrus Kiviiri (10) reached double point figures.
Sam Agutu, Guddi Nasser, David Opolot and Isaac Afidra all failed to produce a single basket.
“It comes down to players and willingness to play. We are not getting back the results from the players as a result.
“Its a wake up call but our road doesn’t stop here. We have had a good run in recent years of regular season, but go on to squander it in playoffs, hope this year is the opposite.
“There are still more games. Come second round it is going to be a different ball game.”
Betway Power return to action on Sunday against winless Our Saviour Basketball Club.