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Sunday, August 11
*A1 Challenge 77-64 UMU Ravens
*MUK Sparks 31-158 JKL Lady Dolphins
*Betway Power 90-51 Sharing Youth
JKL Lady Dolphins massacred sorry MUK Sparks 158-31 in the biggest win of the National Basketball League.
MUK Sparks offered completely no resistance as JKL flourished on the day their only worry was a non scaring head injury to centre Namuwaya Muhayimuna.
The Lady Dolphins complete a double against MUK in style – Henry Malinga’s side had won the reverse fixture 109-28 on May 22.
The game was played on the day when Muslims were celebrating Eid Al-Adha Mubarak worldwide – The Lady Dolphins commemorated it in a beast mode to honour Abraham’s willingness to slay his son Ishmael at Allah’s request.
Jamila ‘Zama’ Nansikombi who only played 18 minutes, scored a career high 34 points and added 10 assists in a commanding performance.
All 12 JKL players made baskets, with seven of them reaching in double figures.
In summary, JKL led the first quarter 28-9, shut out MUK for only 4 to 52 in the second quarter where they had a scoring run of 38, before winning 40-8 and 38-10 in the third and last quarters respectively.
The side collected 71 points off the bench, shot 59-of-111 from the field including 13 three pointers, out rebounded MUK 57-35 and made 48 assists to MUK’s 8.
The defending champions, coming into the game on the back of a 56-50 loss to KCCA Leopards on Friday, finish the regular season on top of the log with 16 wins and two losses. JKL’s other loss came against A1 Challenge 48-49 on July 17.
None of MUK players reached double figures, Sheena Asiimwe and Sherinah Mwenyango scored six points each. The side misses head coach Albert Aciko.
MUK Sparks, are bottom of the log with just one win from 17 games, and will play Angels on August 17 in their last game of the regular season.
The University side’s only win came against YMCA Lady Hamsters 71-57 on July 14.
JKL Players and points
Jamila Nansikombi (34), Brenda Nakitende (7), Hope Akello (22), Evelyn Nakiyingi (13), Angela Namirimu (11), Peace Nakirijja (5), Stella Oyella (28), Atulinda Maureen (6), Hope Gimono (3), Flavia Oketcho (11), Muhayimuna Namuwaya (11), Rita Imanishimwe (6).