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Crane High Defeat Watoto to Prolong Junior NBA Dominance

Crane High school (TrailBlazers) continue to scale set the pace for other schools in the Junior NBA Championship.

This is after yet another year of dominance that concluded with a narrow 59-57 win over Watoto School (Timber wolves) to lift the boys’ cup.

The Season Finals was held at GEMS Cambridge international on Saturday and it was a day to forget for the two Watoto sides.

Prior to the boys’ loss to Crane High, Watoto Girls had fallen to St. Noah Girls School in the girls’ category.

By winning 27-14, St. Noah were also defending the championship they lifted at the same venue last year.

Crane High trailed for the big part of the game and only relied on Watoto’s failure to close out the game to nick it in the last quarter.

The win was Crane High’s third Straight Championship and they now have three peat since 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) won the first edition of the tournament that was held in 2015.


Possible Naluyima and Alvin Ayebare were named the most valuable players in the girls’ and boys’ categories respectively.

The two walked home with fully installed KWESE TV Decoders and one month subscription each.

All the four finalist schools also received KWESE decoders to enable them watch NBA games and follow the NBA closely.

Each school taking part in the Junior NBA League is named after a team in the NBA.

The Junior NBA program only catwrs for students aged 12 to 15 and this is primarily senior 1 and 2.

This season’s title was contested for by 30 schools in the boys’ category and 12 in the girls’.

The 2019 Season will kick off in the first term of the 2019 education calendar and run through to the second term and climax in August 2019.

This is meant to enable Uganda send representatives to the Jr NBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 to be held In Orlando, USA.

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