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WNBL Finals: Zama, JKL Edge UCU To Put Title In Sight

Monday, October 22
UCU Lady Canons 49-56 JKL Lady Dolphins
(Game 3, Best of 7)

JKL Lady Dolphins are one win away from clinching their first Women National Basketball League title.

The side picked a 56-49 victory against UCU to take a 3-0 lead in the best of seven series.

Jamila ‘Zama’ Nansikombi was again the star of the day with a game high 27 points.

Action at Lugogo. FUBA Images

Zama who played the entire game, shot 11-15 on the field with a 4-5 tally from the three point range. She also contributed 3 assists in the victory.

UCU who swept KCCA Leopards in last year’s finals, will now taste their own medicine if they fail to win in game four on Wednesday.

In a low paced game as both teams played with tired legs, JKL drove to a 15-10 lead in the first quarter before UCU reduced the deficit to just a point at halftime with a second quarter 18-14 win.

It remained a close contest with both sides taking turns in the lead but midway through the last quarter, the Dolphins broke away and never looked back.

Zama (with the ball) preparing for a crossover against UCU’s Micomyiza. FUBA Images
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The Lady Canons who shot 20-38 from the field, registered 18 turnovers in the loss. The side scored 5-10 on the line.

Brenda Kayaga and Angela Zainah Lokwameri scored 12 and 11 points respectively, for the Canons.

JKL who are playing their first finals, will seal their first championship with a win on Wednesday’s game four – Sweep.

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