Najja 30 Kabojja 29
Nabisunsa 26 Kitante 18
Najja High School rallied from a low start to win the national schoolâ€™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.
Najjaâ€™s experience and teamwork won over Kabojjaâ€™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 Tamaleâ€™s 14 points, Nabisunsa went ahead to take the trophy for the third consecutive year by defeating Kitante 26-18 in the girlsâ€™ final. Flavia Oketchoâ€™s nine points were short of bringing Kitante within range.
Ahmed Tamale, the chairman of NASBA gave away trophies to the winners.
Najja boys dethrone Kabojja