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Najja boys dethrone Kabojja

By Vision Reporter

Added 4th March 2003 03:00 AM

Najja High School rallied from a low start to win the national school’s basketball open on Saturday. They had lost 26-34 to Kyambogo High and 20-42 to Kitante Hill before triumphing the next day.

By Gloria Kyomugisha
Finals: (Boys)
Najja 30 Kabojja 29
(Girls)
Nabisunsa 26 Kitante 18

Najja High School rallied from a low start to win the national school’s basketball open on Saturday. They had lost 26-34 to Kyambogo High and 20-42 to Kitante Hill before triumphing the next day.
The boys returned with a bang to win a thrilling three straight games and guaranteed themselves a semi-final berth against Kyambogo.
With Kabojja defeating Kitante 42-35 in the first boys semi-final, Najja went ahead to humiliate Kyambogo 20-19; a team that had beaten them in the preliminaries.
Jacob Murenga spurred Najja in the finals with 12 points for a thrilling 30-29 close-battle win over defending champions Kabojja at the Kabojja courts.
Najja’s experience and teamwork won over Kabojja’s immaturity and individualism.
In the girls category, Nabisunsa maintained their grip on the title. They humiliated Ndejje SSS 60-16 in the semi-finals.
Led by Linda Tamale’s 14 points, Nabisunsa went ahead to take the trophy for the third consecutive year by defeating Kitante 26-18 in the girls’ final. Flavia Oketcho’s nine points were short of bringing Kitante within range.
Ahmed Tamale, the chairman of NASBA gave away trophies to the winners.
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Najja boys dethrone Kabojja

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