Netball: Prisons Win Double Header To Narrow Gap Atop

Saturday 26, November.
*Prisons 66-44 Police
*Mutelx Life Sport 42-44 Busia Greater Lions
*Africa Renewal 32-48 KCCA
*Prisons 78-19 Posta
*Busia Greater Lions 63-36 Posta.

In the battle of forces, Prisons beat Police to narrow the gap on table leaders NIC and KCCA in the Netball Super League at Kamwokya.

Prisons who started the day in 4th position with 10 points, were able to win their two games on the day.

They thrashed Posta 78-19 before beating Police 66-44 to go 3rd with 14 points.

They are now just two points behind leaders NIC and second-placed KCCA who have both played more games (9 and 8 respectively).

The results again mean that the Prison Ladies are still unbeaten in the played seven games.

In the last game of the day, which was expected to be a tight one according to last meetings between the two, the Prison Wardresses made it to look so easy in the end when they dominated Police officers in the last three quarters.

It was an eye for eye at the start until Dorothy Tabia blind pass which Police utilized to open up a 2-goal cushion at 7-5 but Stella Nanfuka made a steal which Prisons used to level matters at 7-7

Malisera Akello’s interception in the mid court and Stella Nanfuka’s rebound saw Prisons winning the first quarter 15-10.

Second quarter start was a replica of the first one before again Nanfuka rebound steal for Prison to open up another lead at 22-18. And another steal in the mid Court from Malisera opened a 8 goal advantage.

Police pulled two back through Goalkeeper Josephine Nakalema’s steal before their Goal shooter Specioza Namusoke’s blind pass which saw Prisons retaining their 8 goals gap lead to go into half time break with 30-22.

In third quarter, Prison started stronger by scoring three goals in a row, police tried to respond but again their attackers failed to contain pressure in their final third where they kept on losing balls which Prisons utilized to run away with it when they ended the quarter with 48-31.

It was an icing on the cake in the last quarter for Prisons against a physical and mentally exhausted Police side who seemed to have ran out of gas and options to stop Police who won the game by 66-46.

Sharp shooter Christine Namulamba also took the day when she netted 62 goals on 66 scored by Prisons, adding on the 75 goals she netted in the first game to finish the day with 137 added on her tally.

Lineups used.

Prisons-Namulumba Christine-GS, Dorothy Tabia-GA, Joyce Nakibuule-WA, Malisera Akello-C, Sylvia Nanyonga-WD, Lillia Ajio-GD, Stella Nanfuka-GK.

Subs
Viola Asingo, Tausi Mumena, Juliet Nakafeero, Nasiimu Kazaawa, Janat Adongo.

Police-Specioza Namusoke-GS, Barbra Namukaaya-GA, Victoria Birungi-WA, Hajara Nabatanzi-C, Alice Nakayote-WA, Hindu Namutebi-GD,Josephine Nakalema-GK.

Subs.
Ruth Nakukenge, Irene Namukasa, Faridah Nassazi.

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