Friday, May 13
•KIU Rangers 71-74 JKL Lady Dolphins
•UCU Canons 64-56 JKL Dolphins
Saturday – Kansanga
•Miracle Ravens Vs A1 Challenge
•Tropical Royals Vs Nam Blazers
•Our Saviour Vs City Oilers – Postponed
•KCCA Leopards Vs Nkumba Lady Marines
•KIU Titans Vs KCCA Panthers
Peter Sifuma put up another good show as UCU Canons rolled past JKL Dolphins in the Tusker-Lite sponsored NBL at Lugogo.
Sifuma finished the game with 20 points and 13 rebounds on his march to the Tusker-Lite player of the game.
And he dedicated his accolade to the whole team: “This is all about the team, everyone is putting in work. We have a strategy; we hustle on rebounds, run, try to shoot well and minimize turnovers.”
The Canons needed to come from down after trailing 29-31 at halftime.
They limited JKL to just 10 points in the third quarter to gain control and did just enough from there on to finish off the game.
Jerry Kayanga and Fadhil Chuma added 13 and 12 points respectively, and the latter added 12 rebounds to complete his double-double.
“From the begining of the season, we have been training hard, and it’s no wonder we are putting up a show like this,” Sifuma added.
“We want to keep our top position, going top may not be hard but the trick is with maintaining it and that’s why we take every game very serious.”
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UCU Canons have ended their first round campaign on top with 11 wins and just one loss.
That loss, against Victoria University, came on Sunday on the back of back-to-back games played on Friday and Saturday!
The Canons seek another return to the NBL finals after they were beaten by City Oilers in game 7 in 2019.
Sifuma, on the 2019 rewind, commented: “There is too much bond on this team, we lost to Oilers because they played better in that last game, not that we played poor. But we are ready and going for the championship.”
Mabor Makol collected a game high 23 points but his effort was not enough for JKL.
The loss is the seventh for JKL Dolphins who have just four wins to show.
Action continues on Saturday with four games at KIU in Kansanga, Our Saviour Vs City Oilers has been postponed after the Oilers players were involved in an accident on their way back from burial of James Okello’s Mother (RIP).