By: Nacho Armo
With two defending champions in action on the same evening, there would be no better feeling in the Tusker Lite NBL 2018-19 at Lugogo MTN Arena when two of the most dominant Women basketball clubs in recent history had to face up shortly before the Men’s game.
Defending Champions UCU Lady Canons took on KCCA Leopards in a game that was squared at 25 all at half time.
The game that started slow with Lady Canons dominating the early stages of the game, however, the Leopards showed signs of getting back when they leveled the tie at 25-25 at half time.
Canons proved too strong as they went on to win the game 69-62 with Leopard’s Judith Nansobya scoring 16 points while Sarah Ageno scored 14 for the Lady Canons.
Later on in the Men’s division, defending Champions City Oilers ran away with a huge 76-51 win against UCU Canons a game Oilers dominated comfortably all through.
Canons who lost their first game to Warriors without play after failing to present hepatitis B immunisation cards crawled behind in all 4 quarters.
Trailing 8-21 at the end of the first quarter and 20-39 at half time as well trailing in the last 2 quarters 35-57 and 51-76 respectively.
On the evening Landry Ndikumana scored a huge 17 points with 11 rebounds and laid up 3 assists while Jimmy Enabu scored 13. UCU Canon’s Chuma Fadhili was his side’s best performer hitting 12 points with 7 rebounds and producing 2 assists.
Landry raised his stats to 26 points, 7 assists and 23 rebounds in 2 games topping current rebound charts with 2 more rebounds better than UPDF Tomahawks’ Okumu Bernard who has 21 rebounds.
UCU Canons will have no time to cry over lost points as they immediately take on Ndejje Angels at UCU court yard at 19:40.
Saturday 19th- May Fixtures
MAGIC STORMERS VS JAVON LADIES -UCU COURT 1 – 11:30
CHARGING RHINO VS KIU TITANS -UCU COURT 2 – 11:40
UPDF TOMAHAWKS VS PEMBA WARRIORS- UCU -Court 13:30
UCU LADY CANONS VS ANGELS Women UCU -Court 15:30
OUR SAVIOUR VS JKL DOLPHINS Men UCU -Court 17:30
UCU CANONS VS NDEJJE ANGELS Men 19:40- UCU.