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Our Saviour add more misery to the Falcons in NBL

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 28th May 2016 01:41 PM

Herbert Akitah, Alex Mugoya and Jonah Mukwaba top scored for the Falcons with a combined 37 points which weren’t enough to stop the table leaders who are now 4-0.

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UCU Canons' Fadhil Chuma (center) blocks Ndejje University Angels' Derrick Katumba during an NBL game at Lugogo, May 27 2016. UCU won 60-51. Photos/ Michael Nsubuga

Herbert Akitah, Alex Mugoya and Jonah Mukwaba top scored for the Falcons with a combined 37 points which weren’t enough to stop the table leaders who are now 4-0.

Friday results

UCU Canons 60 Ndejje 51

Startimes Falcons 64 Our Saviour 83

Sunday: Ladies

Magic Stormers Javon Ladies 10am

UCU Lady Canons A1 Challenge 12pm

JKL Lady Dolphins KIU Rangers 4pm

Men

Power UPDF Tomahawks Men 2pm

Destiny Phenoms City Oilers 6pm

KIU Titans Charging Rhinos 8pm

The StarTimes Falcons are in free fall after losing their fourth game against Our Saviour, in the National Basketball League(NFL), Friday at Lugogo.

Five players; Sylvan Yunzu (18pts), Joseph Wacha (19pts) and former team mates Kelly Martin (10pts), Yves Kalambai (14pts) and Steven Mwesige  (15pts+12 rebounds) scored in double figures against the Falcons who played without their injured talisman Stephen Omony.

Herbert Akitah, Alex Mugoya and Jonah Mukwaba top scored for the Falcons with a combined 37 points which weren’t enough to stop the table leaders who are now 4-0.

In the other game on the night the UCU Canons registered their fourth win of the season with a hard fought 60-51 win over the Ndejje University Angels.

Brian Namake was superb, he collected 16 points with Jonathan Egau adding 10 for the Canons whose bench also contributed more points than their opponents (19-14).

  angers oreen tulinda drives past  ady anons nnet mong in a match at  on ay 15 2016  won 8552 he angers are back in action on unday against  ady olphins KIU Rangers' Moreen Atulinda drives past UCU Lady Canons' Annet Among in a match at YMCA on May 15, 2016. UCU won 85-52. The Rangers are back in action on Sunday against JKL Lady Dolphins.

 

John Omondi’s Ndejje were outplayed in the first two quarters but they stepped up in the third and fourth quarters with Innocent Ochera and Mony Ghislan picking 16 and 10 points respectively for the University students who remain fifth on the twelve team standings.

Meanwhile, Javon Ladies basketball team manager Godwin Makanga believes his side can make at least a fourth place finish despite featuring for the first time in the National Basketball League.

But he wants his girls not only to aim at achieving that but also develop mentally and physical for the rigorous demands of the league.

“Despite being new in the NBL, our target is much higher than staying in the top flight. We want to see our players develop because they are young and inexperienced; so the most important thing is for them to get used to the NBL and mature in their approach,” Makanga stated.

The Javon ladies take on the Magic Stotmers in one of the ladies games on Sunday at the YMCA.

 

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