Sunday, May 12
*KCCA Leopards 81-45 Angels Basketball Club
*UCU Last Canons 54-42 KIU Rangers
*Sharing Youth 84-98 Betway Power
*Warriors 84-42 Falcons
Betway Power managed to bounce back with a commanding 98-84 win over Sharing Youth in a National Basketball League game played at the Indoor Arena in Lugogo, Kampala.
It seemed to be another bad day in office as Power went down 20-16 after the first quarter, and the five time league champions were on the road to another defeat in a row after coming into Sunday’s game on the back of a 68-71 loss to UCU canons.
The Betway sponsored club managed to bounce back in style to win the second quarter 23-14 to lead 39-34 at the long break before outlasting a resolute Raymond Muhumuza’s side to a 14 point game.
Power had Joseph Ikong join the team at halftime, missed Sam Agutu to injury, Geoffrey Soro and Phillip Ameny also did not feature.
Syrus Kiviiri lifted Power over the hurdle – exploding for 33 points, four rebounds and as many assists. The guard shot 12 for 15 from the field and was 5/7 from beyond the arc.
Libe Makala valued his 32 minutes with a double double of 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Veteran Isaac Afidra came off the bench to contribute 13 points.
Caesar Kizito lacked enough support from Sharing Youth’s supporting cast after his 28 points, that was littered with 16 converted free throws, ended on a losing end.
This was Power’s third win from seven games. They had beaten up on KIU Titans and Our Saviour.
Power will then face KCCA Men on May 26 before facing Falcons (May 31), Kampala University (June 1) and Ndejje University (June 5) to end their first round.
Christine Akinyi scored 20 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists in KCCA’s 84-45 win over Angels in the first game at Lugogo.
UCU Lady Canons pocketed a win over KIU Rangers, 54-42, in a low scoring game that saw UCU’s Sarah Ageno (14) and KIU’s Brenda Aujat (10) where the only players to reach double figures.
Jonathan Kambala had 19 points while Chris Omanye scored 13 as Warriors mainted their grip on top with a 84-42 win over Falcons.
- Warriors 6-0
- UCU Canons 5-0
- City Oilers 4-2
- Betway Power 3-4
- JKL Dolphins 4-2
- KIU Titans 3-3
- Ndejje Angels 4-1
- Sharing Youth 2-3
- Falcons 1-5
- Kampala University 1-4
- Our Saviour 0-5
- KCCA Men 0-5