KCCA Panthers Rub More Salt In UCU Wounds

Sunday, June 5

•KCCA Leopards 72-48 Angels
•Tropical Royals 67-97 City Oilers
•KIU Rangers 74-76 UCU Lady Canons
•Our Saviour 72-48 Falcons
•KCCA Panthers 72-68 UCU Canons (OT)


UCU Canons extended their slow start into the second round of the Tusker-Lite sponsored NBL with a 72-68 loss in Overtime against KCCA Panthers at Lugogo.

UCU came into Sunday’s game seeking to return to winning ways after falling 54-71 to title rivals and seven-time champions City Oilers on Friday.

They were on course for a win when they led 47-42 going into the last quarter, and nothing seemed could go wrong.

But KCCA who played catch up for the best period, tied the game down the stretch with Martin Buluma converting both free-throws after he was sent to the charity line by Titus Lual to necessitate overtime, 59-59.

Buluma continued to shine, scoring eight of KCCA’s 13 points in overtime as UCU went cold to fall by four points.

Buluma finished the game with 20 points, Emmanuel Odongkara scored a double double of 14 points and 10 rebounds while Rin Tueny Mabor had 14 points for Brian Wathum’s charges.

Tusker-Lite player of the match Emmanuel Odongkara. FUBA photo

Ibanda Lwabaga led UCU with 18 points, and despite finishing the game without a point to his name, Titus Lual had 20 rebounds.

Sudi Ulanga was the other UCU Canons player to score in double figures – 17.

The win is revenge for KCCA’s first round 51-49 loss against UCU Canons.

It’s the third loss for UCU Canons (11-3) while KCCA (8-6) move fourth with their eighth win of the campaign.

Elsewhere;

High flying Francis Azolibe in action for City Oilers against Tropical Royals. FUBA photo

Joseph Wacha drilled in 17 points as Our Saviour handed Falcons their 14th loss (from as many games) of the season in a 72-48 win.

Rose Akon scored 24 points and 29 rebounds as UCU Lady Canons flight from a 17-point deficit to beat KIU Rangers 76-74.

Ivan Muhwezi (20), James Okello (18), Ruak Luai (15), Francis Azolibe (15) and Jimmy Enabu (13) all scored in double figures as Oilers rolled over Tropical Royals, 97-67.

Leticia Awor led the way for KCCA with 18 points in a deserved win over Angels in a 62-44 win over Angels. Martha Soigi filled the stat sheet with 14 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists.

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