Saturday, April 2 (YMCA)
•Magic Stormers 61-45 Miracle Ravens
•Ndejje Angels 75-79 Tropical Royals
•Nkumba Lady Marines 15-55 UCU Lady Canons
•Falcons 43-61 Our Saviour
•UCU Canons 51-49 KCCA Panthers

Sunday, April 3 (Lugogo)
•Nabisunsa Girls 43-61 Miracle Ravens
•Tropical Royals 78-90 Power
•Angels 42-54 KCCA Leopards
•KIU Titans 63-56 Ndejje Angels
•Nam Blazers 57-62 JKL Dolphins

Experienced Brian Namake lifted JKL Dolphins over Namuwongo Blazers to a thrilling 62-57 win in a Tusker Lite NBL tie at Lugogo.

Off a comeback 64-57 win over rivals Power on Friday, the Blazers’ consistent inconsistence continued with their second loss of the season having earlier lost to Our Saviour.

Namake contributed five assists alongside his double-double of a game high 15 points and 10 rebounds to garner a Tusker Lite player of the match accolade.

With love from Kenya: Brian Namake (receives) his Tusker Lite player of the match accolade from Mike Makiadi. Fuba photo

Malual Dier also scored a double double of 12 points and as many rebounds while Mabol Maker had 12 points and 9 rebounds in a winning effort.

None of Nam Blazers reached double figure points, with Collins Kasujja, Chuol Nyot and Daniel Manoja managing nine points each.

Amisi Saidi who scored a game high 24 points, was humbly pocketed to finish the game with just a lowly four points.

Action at Lugogo on Sunday. FUBA photo

It was a big and needed response for JKL Dolphins who came into the game on the back of a 67-71 loss against new comers Tropical Royals on March 27.

The win looked in doubt when Nam Blazers used a 10-2 run to reduce the deficit to just a point with 1:23 remaining in fourth quarter.

But Namake scored one of his two freethrows after he was sent on the line by Daniel Monoja, Mabol Makor laid up and converted an and-1 to complete his three-point play and JKL held on as the Blazers attack collapsed with two missed three shot attempts by Paul Odongo and a costly turnover by Collins Kasujja down the stretch.

It’s one loss Nam Blazers fans will want to forget easily but coach Stephen Nyeko will feel his troops would have done better on a night they shot 6-of-32 from outside the three-point line!


Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.

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