Nam Blazers Edge UCU To Continue Ascendancy

Friday, July 22
•Angels 46-56 KIU Rangers
•Nam Blazers 64-61 UCU Canons

Nam Blazers outlasted UCU Canons to continue with their impressive winning streak in the Tusker-Lite sponsored NBL.

In a closely contested affair, UCU trailed by just a point going into the last frame, but opened the fourth quarter with a 8-0 run to gain advantage.

But Paul ‘MvGyver’ Odongo was clutch, scoring 10 of his 15 points thereafter to help Nam Blazers overcome the Mukono-based side.

Amisi Saidi scored a double double of 17 points and 13 rebounds, David Deng Dikong added 15 points for the Blazers.

Jerry Kayanga (9) tries to drive inside Nam Blazers defence. NBS Sport photo

Peter Sifuma finished with 14 while Fadhil Chuma and Jerry Kayanga added 12 and 11 points respectively for the Canons who suffered their fifth loss of the season.

The Canons who were welcoming point guard Fayed Baale will feel they could have done better on the night they missed head coach Nicholas Natuhereza who is out of the country.

It’s the latest hurdle skipped by Nam Blazers who have now won nine games in a row, including one against seven-time champions City Oilers and twice against KIU Titans.

They will finish the regular season on top provided they can win all their remaining six games, including Power, no matter the results elsewhere.

And a place on the summit will mean that they cannot meet City Oilers or UCU Canons anywhere before the final, provided the two finish second and third.

Saturday, July 23
•Nkumba Lady Marines Vs JKL Lady Marines – 12pm
•Tropical Royals Vs Victoria University – 2pm
•Falcons Vs Ndejje University Angels – 4pm
•Power Vs UPDF Tomahawks – 6pm