NBL: Ekone Drops 37 As JKL Finish First Round Unbeaten

Friday, May 27
•Nabisunsa Girls 64-80 JKL Lady Dolphins
•City Oilers 76-60 KIU Titans

Saturday, May 28 (YMCA)
•Nabisunsa Vs UCU Lady Canons – 5pm
•City Oilers Vs Ndejje University Angels – 7pm

Brenda Ekone flipped her switch as JKL Lady Dolphins beat Nabisunsa Girls in the Tusker-Lite sponsored NBL encounter at Lugogo.

Ekone, who is leading the league in most points scored, scored 37 on 14-of-31 shooting and added 9 rebounds.

JKL finish the first round with nine wins from as many games as the side confirms their intent of a three-peat.

Brenda Ekone in action. Viva Osuna photo

With Flavia Oketcho not yet available, JKL even afforded to rest Hope Akello and Ritah Imanishimwe to give the rest of the pack more minutes.

It nearly back fired as Nabisunsa got off the blocks to lead 23-9 after the first quarter.

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Stella Oyella was brought off the bench to restore parity and the team got stability from thereafter – And Nabisunsa were limited to just nine points in the second quarter for the defending champions to lead 37-32 at halftime.

And JKL never looked back in a game Evelyn Nakiyinji shot 4-for-7 from three while Hope Gimono (14) also scored in double figures.

Hope Gimono. Viva Osuna (FUBA)

Priscilla Nambogo and Patience Karungi notched 17 and 14 rebounds respectively for Nabisunsa Girls who suffered their seventh loss of the season.

This is Nabisunsa’s second of the three rescheduled games and the side will return to action on Saturday against UCU Lady Canons at YMCA.

The games were postponed on Nabisunsa’s request as the side had three players on the Uganda’s team at the concluded ISF World Schools Games in France.

The Second Round of the National Basketball League will tip off on June 3rd.



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