Wednesday, August 1
Javon Ladies Phenoms 52-51 Magic Stomers
Our Saviour 84-88 Charging Rhino
Wednesday night unexpectedly produced what are still the best games of this year’s regular season.
It was epic as both games were separated by thin lines – As the men’s teams needed overtime period to be separated.
Initially, the games were to be played at YMCA Court in Wandegeya, but the games were shifted to MTN Arena in Lugogo at the last hour.
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Also, the tip-off time was extended from 6 to 7 PM, but everyone was made to wait until around 8 PM for the ladies game to start.
Magic Stomers team arrived at the venue very late, and notably, none of the Budo SS students appeared. The stormers, played the whole game with five players.
However, their numerical disadvantage couldn’t be seen on court as the ‘Five woman team’ played with energy until the end. Although they ended up on the losing side.
Magic Stomers led the first two quarters 9-13 and 9-14 to take a nine (9) point lead at the long break.
In the third quarter, Javon Ladies got out of the blocks to take control of the game – the Phenoms scored 18 to limit the ‘fives’ to just 12 points – Javon trailed by 3 points going into the last quarter.
In the fourth quarter, Javon edged the last quarter 16-12 in a dramatic finish to seal a deserved 52-51 victory.
Remmy Nakintu and Grace Kusaba scored 13 points each in the victory. Ruth Elsie contributed 10 points.
Magic’s veteran, Rachel Nanyonga scored a game high 21 points, but her efforts were not enough to stop the Phenoms.
The victory is the third for the Mukono based side this season. This is also the first victory for Javon against Magic Stomers, in four attempts.
Our Saviour lost 84-88 to Charging Rhino in overtime.
Our Saviour squandered a 38-27 lead at halftime with Rhino coming back to tie the game 76-76 in normal time.
Abel Omomgin scored 21 points, Abra Isiagi added 15, Francis Kasekende and Swaib Kalungi contributed 15 and 10 points respectively to the victory.
Wilberforce Pirwoth scored 21 points for Our Saviour.
Rhino who had lost 59-66 to this opponent in the first round, have now won five games – They earlier beat up on Sharing Youth, KCCA, UPDF and JKL Dolphins.