KIU Rangers'' coach Nimrod Kaboha has said the 70-64 defeat of Magic Stormers in Game 1 of the Basketball League Playoffs has given his side more work to do ahead of the next encounter
By Johnson Were
Falcons 84 Power 80
KIU 70 Magic Stormers 64
KIU Rangers' coach Nimrod Kaboha has said the 70-64 defeat of Magic Stormers in Game 1 of the Basketball League Playoffs has given his side more work to do ahead of the next encounter.
Kaboha watched his team take an early lead in the series on Saturday night at YMCA in Wandegeya.
He described the game as a tough one and defeating a star studded side give yet again will require triple the work.
"Yes we won the game, but defeating a team of experienced stars like Stormers leaves us having to work thrice as hard as we did in game one," Kaboha stated.
"We have to triple our fitness, work on our mental aspect of the game and improve on our defence," he added.
Suzan Amito scored a game high 19 points, Aurore Irakoze (14) while Aisha Nakabubi and Annet Uwineza managed 10 points each.
Carol Nyafwono and Barbra Namukaya managed 17 and 14 points respectively for the Magic Stormers.
In the men's tie, Falcons defeated Power 84-80 in a hotly contested affair.
Steven Omony scored a game high 25 points with teammate Abdu Ntale managing 19 points while Isaac Afidra scored 11 and Joseph Ouma chipped in with 13 points for the Falcons.
Michael Makiadi scored 19 points, Sudi Ulanga 14 while Richard Balemwa and Joseph Ikong added 10 points each.
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