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NBL: UCU Sweep Aside Nkumba

Wednesday July 19

Ladies: Nkumba Lady Marines 60-74 UCU Lady Canons

Men: UCU Canons 72-57 Nkumba Marines.

Both Men and Women’s Uganda Christian University basketball teams emerged victorious against Nkumba Basketball teams in a double header played on Wednesday night at YMCA court in Wandegeya.

The biggest crash as expected was between the Men’s teams where Canons beat Mariners by a 72-57 victory.

UCU canons who started on court with Moses Kayihura, Wilson Otweyo, Nerbert Byamukama, Sivachi Brian, Sydney Chasimba had a slow start losing the first quarter by 11-12.

The team retaliated as they scored more 25 points in the second quarter to go into the driving seat with a 36-20 lead.

They never looked back as they cruised to a 72-57 victory with Steven Wundi scoring 24 points.

Nkumba Mariners who have so far lost 7 games this season will play Betway Power before sealing their first round on a crunch tie with Pemba Warriors.

UCU Canons have only lost 3 games so far, and the team will play Our Saviour on July 30.

In the ladies’ game, Judith Nansobya and Vilma Achieng scored 26 and 20 points respectively as the Lady Canons returned to winning ways.

They recorded a 74-60 victory past Lady Mariners.

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