After their stunning victory against leaders and reigning Champions JKL Lady Dolphins, A1 Challenge coach Hamza Nyambogo hopes that his side can benefit from this momentum.
A1 Challenge beat JKL 49-48 in a league thriller played at YMCA court on Wednesday – The victory broke JKL’s unbeaten run that had seen the side win their first 14 league games.
The win, came after the sleeping giants had lost three league games in a row – KCCA (2) and Angels.
“I think it was a good game and the girls fought hard for the win,” Coach Nyambogo told this website. “We have had a lot of inconsistencies this season and this win is important for us as a team.”
“My hope is this will boost our believe in ourselves as a team and play better. We will take each game as it comes and look to improve our performance.
“The girls fought hard for the win and we hope we pick up from here and get better.”
Nyambogo commended his players’ fighting spirit, as the side trailed for most minutes of the game.
“We did not give up even when we went 10 points down. The desire of the girls to win kept them in the game, of course JKL made a lot of forced and unforced errors. We did not shoot well on the free throw line but we will need to do better on this too.”
“We want to build on our desire to win and be persistent. We need to be more efficient on the offensive end. We also have to improve our defence as we allowed a lot of second shots and penetration.”
Ruth Atuheire scored 20 points, but fluffed from the line. However, she was the only A1 player to score in double figures.
Next for A1 Challenge, who has won five games and lost seven, are games against Nkumba Lady Marines (Friday, July 24) and MUK Sparks (Saturday, July 27).
- JKL Lady Dolphins (13-1)
- KCCA Leopards (10-2)
- UCU Lady Canons (10-2)
- Nkumba Lady Marines (8-5)
- KIU Rangers (5-8)
- Angels (5-7)
- A1 Challenge (5-7)
- UMU Ravens (2-10)
- YMCA Lady Hamsters (2-10)
- MUK Sparks (1-11)
*No. Team. (Win-loss)