Falcons Recover To Beat KCCA For First Win

Action between Falcons (red) and KCCA Panthers. FUBA

Sunday, May 23
*Nabisunsa 45-51 Angels
*Falcons 69-64 KCCA Men
*KIU Titans 61-60 Ndejje Angels

Falcons came from down to record their first win this season thanks to a hard fought victory against KCCA Panthers on Sunday in Kansanga.

Falcons had a poor start as they trailed 17-6 after the first quarter but the six-time champions remained in character and could later stage a nine-point scoring run to recover from a 16-point deficit at one stage.

Trailing by four points going into the last quarter, Andrew Opio made one of his two freethrows before a three-point jumper from Emmanuel Ateng tied the game 48-48.

It remained a close exchange throughout as the lead exchanged hands on various occasions. Derrick Katumba brought it level, 64-64, on the line with just two minutes on the clock.

Brian Ssentongo made one free throw and Gerard Ayiko laid up twice thereafter to seal victory.

Former Bush Court player Arthur Wanyoto led with a double double of 15 points and 14 rebounds as he shot 6-of-10 from the field, while Ayiko and Ateng added 14 and 13 points respectively for Falcons.

Martin Buluma had 16 points, while nine each from Paul Ereng and Richard Ongom proved not enough for KCCA.

The win is the first for Falcons this season after losses against Nam Blazers, City Oilers, UPDF Tomahawks and UCU Canons.

The Six time champions who won the league in 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007 managed just four victories in the 2019 season to miss the playoffs.

Next on their menu are games against KIU Titans, Ndejje, Betway Power and JKL Dolphins.

This was KCCA Panthers second loss from four games. They had lost to JKL after wins over Nam Blazers and Ndejje Angels. They face City Oilers on Saturday, May 29.



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