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NBL: UCU Lady Canons Pile More Misery On A1 Challenge

Saturday, August 18
Ladies:
JKL Lady Dolphins 76-41 UMU Ravens
Nkumba Lady Marines 68-58 Javon Lady Phenoms
UCU Lady Canons 64-43 A1 Challenge
UPDF Tomahawks 69-68 KCCA Panthers
Ndejje Angels 79-86 KIU Titans

UCU Lady Canons eased past A1 Challenge in a National Basketball League game played at YMCA Court in Wandegeya, Kampala.

The Mukono team won 64-43 in a game that never lived to the hype.

Leading by just two points at halftime (26-24), Nicholas Natuhereza’s side scored 24 points and limited A1 to just five (5) points to extend their lead to 21 points. Both sides shared spoils in the last quarter 14-14, for UCU to walk away with a deserved victory.

Game High: Zainah led with 15 points.

Rose Akon scored a double double of 12 points and as many rebounds, Vilma Achieng and Zainah Lokwameri had 10 and 15 points respectively.

Elizabeth Akol scored 15 points for A1 Challenge in a losing effort. Stella Nikuze shot 0-10 on the field, Susan Amito managed just six (6) points on the day A1 will love to forget – The team shot 17-65 on the field.

Puzzled: Nikuze managed one point. FUBA images

This, is A1 Challenge’s fourth loss in a row – A1 had lost to Javon, JKL and KCCA. Their last win came on July 29th against Magic Stomers.

A1 will play their last game on Sunday against UMU Ravens.

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UCU will have to wait before they play their last game against KCCA Leopards.

Elsewhere, KIU Titans defeated Ndejje Angels 79-86. Michael Bwanga and Denis Balungu scored 23 and 20 points in that order.

KCCA men lost 69-68 to fellow relegation strugglers UPDF.

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