NBL: Nam Blazers Silence KIU Titans

 

Friday, July 1
•KIU Rangers 50-73 JKL Lady Dolphins
•Nam Blazers 76-58 KIU Titans

Saturday, July 2 (Kansanga)
•Victoria University Vs KCCA Panthers – 10am
•KCCA Leopards Vs Magic Stormers – 12pm
•Tropical Royals Vs JKL Dolphins – 2pm
•Ndejje Angels Vs KIU Titans – 4pm

Nam Blazers beat KIU Titans in the National Basketball League game played on Friday at YMCA court in Wandegeya.

The victory ensures that the Blazers record a League double over the Titans having won the first round tie 74-65 back in May.

Namuwongo quickly got off the block and were 23-13 up after the first quarter.

But KIU crawled back to trail 31-35 at halftime. The Titans, thanks to back-to-back threes from Edgar Munaaba opened the third quarter with a 8-1 run to lead by two points.

But a quick response by the Nam Blazers, spiced up Paul Odongo’s deep three and Daniel Monoja’s lay up saw KIU’s lead short lived.

And the Blazers never looked back after the third quarter they won 19-14 before winning by 18 points to silence a cheerful section of KIU Titans fans.

Nam Blazers’ Dikong (right) fends off resistance from KIU Titans’ Joseph Chuma on a drive. Viva Osuna/FUBA photo

Amisi Saidi scored 16 points, Richard Ongom added 10 points while Monoja contributed a double of 10 points and as many rebounds in a player of the match performance.

The Blazers who missed Kenyan duo of Kenneth Wachira and Ariel Okall, had Chris Omanye contribute four assists in the win.

Stanley Mugerwa made his return to KIU Titans with a team high 12 points and 9 rebounds while Munaaba added 11 points.

It’s win number 11 for Nam Blazers who have lost four games this season.

KIU Titans have won nine and lost seven and will look to make amends when they meet Ndejje on Saturday.

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