KIU struggled in both shooting and layups for the entire quarter. KIU’s late return in the fourth quarter could not change the game results. KIU put up a formidable show at the last minutes of the game to lead the final minutes of the game 15-8.
KIU's Nunda Derrick and Kasinde Odom in action
A poor start to the second half of the National
Basketball League game proved costly for the Kampala International University
(KIU) Titans allowing Pemba Warriors to win 55-46.
The Warriors side led the first quarter with a slim 15-13
before the Kansanga based side put up a strong second quarter to tie 14-14 in
the games played on Friday night at the YMCA Arena.
However, a poorly played third quarter cost the KIU side the
game as they could only make 4 points the whole quarter against 18 points
dropped by the Warriors.
KIU struggled in both shooting and layups for
the entire quarter. KIU’s late return in the fourth quarter could not
change the game results. KIU put up a formidable show at the last minutes of
the game to lead the final minutes of the game 15-8.
Warrior’s, Stanley Mugerwa was crowned man of the game with
16 rebounds and 10 points, while Mark Opio Okidi and Chris Omanye Basheke added
17 and 16 points respectively for the Warriors.
A struggling KIU side had 16 points in guard. Michael Bwanga
had 10 rebounds and 1 assist. KIU had won four of its consecutive games against
Just Kip Living (JKL) Dolphins, Kampala Capital City Authority, Falcons and
Last night’s match was the last game of the regular season
before the 8 teams head for play offs. Our
Savior and Kampala University are relegated to the lower division after they
registered a dismal performance in the National Basketball league.
So far Uganda Christian University (UCU) Canons top the table
with 19 wins, followed by defending champions City Oilers also with 19 points,
Warriors and JKL follow with 18 and 15 wins respectively.
Power, KIU and Ndejje University follow in the order, while KCCA and sharing
youth take the 7th and 8th position in the league. Playoffs start next month.