NBL: Falcons Finish First Round Without a Win

Wednesday, May 18
•Nam Blazers 76-60 Falcons

Sleeping Giants Falcons finished the first round of the Tusker-Lite NBL without registering a single win!

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The six-time league champions lost 60-76 to Nam Blazers on Wednesday at YMCA in a rescheduled game.

This, was the club’s 12th loss from as many games and remain rooted at the 13-team log.

The side will be hoping to make amends when the second round tips off around June 3rd, awaiting official FUBA confirmation.

It has been a difficult spell for Tonny Oluka’s side with the club rueing reported financial hardships.

Henrison Mbaziira on the line. Photo by Viva Osuna via FUBA

Against Nam Blazers, they trailed 29-16, and despite winning the second and fourth quarters, damage had already been caused.

Point guard Blair Wadaya scored a game high 25 points, Ariel Okall Koranga had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Blazers.

Emmanuel Ateng had 20 points, Mark Ngobi and Henrison Mbaziira scored 18 and 10 respectively for Falcons.

They outrebounded Nam Blazers 49-44 but 25 turnovers proved costly in a game they scored only two threes from 11 attempts!

With three teams to be relegated after second round, Falcons are strong Contenders for the drop.

Falcons First Round Games
Mar 12: Power 63-62
Mar 20: Ndejje Angels 65-63
Mar 26: UCU Canons 71-53
Apr 2: Our Saviour 61-43
Apr 9: City Oilers 89-55
Apr 20: UPDF 70-50
Apr 23: JKL 63-48
May 1: KCCA 72-57
May 8: Tropical Royals 83-73
May 11: KIU Titans 78-57
May 15: Victoria University: 67-62
May 18: Nam Blazers 76-70

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