UCU open, one of the most competitive invitational basketball tournament in Uganda tipped off on Saturday.
The two day tourney is set to end on Sunday when the winners in various categories will be awarded.
The tournament which is used by many clubs to prepare for the new upcoming season is in its eighth edition.
“We are using this tournament majorly to assess our new signings,” UCU lady canons coach Emmanuel Kiguyi told this website.
Big names like City Oilers, Pemba Warriors and KCCA Leopards have not taken part.
Six Women teams have taken part: UCU Lady Canons, JKL Lady Dolphins, KIU Rangers, Javon Ladies, Angels and MUK Sparks.
In the men’s category, the 12 participants have been categorises in two pools.
Pool A: UCU, Power, Our Saviour, Phenoms, Old Tymers, Nam blazers.
Pool B: KIU Titans, UPDF, KCCA Men, JKL Dolphins, Sharing and Ndejje.
Some of the results on day one:
UCU Canons 58-42 Phenoms
UCU Lady Canons 45-14 Javon Ladies
Betway Power 71-39 Old tymers
JKL 27-35 Sharing
KIU 42-08 Angels
Sparks 21-43 JKL
KCCA 43-46 UPDF