Friday, August 18
•KCCA Leopards Vs UCU Lady Canons, 7pm
•KIU Titans Vs D-mark Power, 9pm
KIU Titans will be hoping to complete a league double over D-mark Power when two sides meet at YMCA on Friday in the National Basketball League.
The Titans beat Power 68-53 in the First Round, on April 28, and will fancy their chances against a team they swept in the playoffs last season.
But KIU will be without Collins Kasujja, averaging five points per game, who is out with a knock.
Amisi Saidi Danny and Denis Balungu who are averaging double digits in scoring, will hope to carry the team across the line on Friday.
Head coach Carey ‘T9’ Odhiambo retuned to Kenya after handling the side’s training sessions for about a week. But he is mostly likely to be available in the subsequent games.
Julius Lutwama who has since turned into an assistant coach, will continue with the head coaching duties.
They have won 15 games, with just three losses, and still have City Oilers, Ndejje Angels and Kampala Rockets before close of the regular season.
KIU Titans will be eyeing a third straight win having beaten UPDF Tomahawks (64-58) and KCCA Panthers (75-45).
Power on the other hand, have won 10 in 18 games. They come into this game on the back of a disappointing 60-71 loss against JKL Dolphins.
They have been on a downward spiral, and were helped by a walkover win over UCU, a result that came after falling 55-85 against the Oilers.