Sunday, June 24
Magic Stormers 52-70 70 UCU Ladies
Sharing Youth 63-68 City Oilers
Our Saviour 58-71 UCU Canons
Ndejje Univ. Angels 63-52 Betway Power
Betway Power’s Cinderella Story has come to an end following a 63-52 loss to giant slayers Ndejje University Angels in a National Basketball League game played on Sunday evening at the YMCA Courts in Wansegeya, Kampala.
The run had seen Power win nine of their first league games, the only unbeaten team in the Men’s division, then.
The big victory is the second in a row for the Luwero-based University team – This follows Ndejje’s win over Defending Champions City Oilers, 59-58 on June 15th at the Indoor Arena in Lugogo.
Nunda scored 12 points, Sam Ajack and Salim Kisily collected 11 points each in the victory.
David Opolot scored 13 points for the Power team, Stephen Wundi and Geoffrey Soro added nine each in a losing effort.
Ndejje took charge of the matters with a big 21-11 first quarter lead, and the side added 17 more points, restricting Power to 14 in the second quarter.
Holding a 13 point lead going into the second half, Ndejje’s lead was slightly reduced after falling 11-13 in the third quarter but the sides played a 14 all last quarter for Ndejje to break Power’s unbeaten run.
Power who gave away the ball on 31 different occasions will end their round one with a game against JKL Dolphins on June 29th at YMCA.
This is Ndejje’s fourth victory of the season. The team has five losses coming against Warriors, Our Saviour, UCU, UPDF and Sharing Youth in no particular order.
The University side who shot 26-65 on the evening will look to end the round one campaign with a victory over KIU Titans on June 29th.
In the other games, Five time champions City Oilers picked a 63-68 victory over Sharing Youth, to end the round one with eight wins.
Landry Ndikumana scored 23 points for Oilers team who are playing without Coach Mandy Juruni, players Jimmy Enabu, James Okello and Stephen Omony who are with the Silverbacks team.
Brian Ssentongo’s 17 points were not enough as Our Saviour (6-5) lost 58-71 to UCU Canons.
The victory is the fifth this season for the Mukono University team, who had David Deng score 14 points to bounce back from KIU Titans loss.
In the ladies division, Vilma Acheng who missed some matches for UCU Ladies due to education engagements, returned with a bang – She, together with Rose Akon banged 12 points each as UCU defeated Magic Stormers 52-70.