Sunday, June 17
Pemba Warriors 71-65 sharing Youth
JKL Dolphins 56-53 UCU Canons
Brian Namake was the key player as JKL Dolphins edged UCU Canons in the National Basketball League game played on Sunday at MTN Indoor arena at Lugogo.
The former UCU player scored 20 points in the 56-53 victory for the Dolphins. Namake who shot 7-17, added 6 rebounds and three assists to his impressive tally.
The Small Forward is currently the leading points scorer in the NBL, with 141. His 31 assists this season is only bettered by Ndejje’s Gauthier Badhera.
JKL led right from the start, edged the first quarter 15-12 before opening a a 11 point lead going into halftime. UCU outscored JKL in the third quarter 10-15 to reduce the gap to six points but Namake scored seven points in the last quarter as the Dolphins sealed their victory.
JKL’s Ferdinand Odama and Jude Ochen added eight and seven points.
UCU’s David Deng and Isaiah Ater scored 16 and 13 points in that order.
The victory is the fourth for the Dolphins, third in a row – The team has beaten up on UPDF, KCCA and Sharing.
JKL will now return to league action against Betway Power on June 29th at YMCA outdoor court in Wandegeya.
Warriors Return To Winning Ways
In the other tie, Pemba Warriors managed to overcome Sharing Youth with a 71-65 win. The Warriors came into the tie at te back of a humiliating 51-36 loss to Our Savior Basketball team.
The victory didn’t come on a plate for the Kyambogo based team; Warriors lost the the first quarter 9-11 and they tied 14-14.
Trailing 23-25, Ronnie Mutebi’s charges ran riot in the third quarter as they posted 24 points and denied their opponents to just 11 to overturn the deficit before sealing the victory in the last quarter.
Amisi ‘Carmelo’ Saidi and mark Opiyo led the victors with 18 and 16 points respectively. Samad Imran and Emmanuel Attend added eight points each.
Emma Okumu and Stephen Otoa collected 14 points each for the Nsambya team, Francis Nitus added 13.
Warriors will play KCCA Panthers in their next league engagement on June 27th at YMCA as Sharing will look to make amends on June 24th against City Oilers, also at YMCA.