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NBL Playoffs: JKL take 2-0 lead against UCU

By Charles Mutebi

Added 20th October 2018 07:32 AM

Jamila Nansikombi nailed a game-high 24 points

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Jamila Nansikombi nailed a game-high 24 points

Game 2: JKL 75 UCU 69 (JKL lead 2-0)

Game 3: Sunday

The JKL Lady Dolphins are smelling history.

Two wins away from clinching the 2018 women's National Basketball League (NBL) championship, the Dolphins are about to do what hasn't been done in 10 years.

That was the last time a team not named UCU or KCCA Leopards won the women's title - namely, the Lady Bucks, who won the 2007 championship.

More importantly for them, however, it would be their first championship.

Jamila Nansikombi nailed a game-high 24 points as JKL bounced back from a poor start to record a 75-69 win in Game 2 of the best-of-seven women's NBL Finals Friday at Lugogo.

UCU came out with the urgency of a team desperate to level the series and took the first quarter 23-11. But the Dolphins steadid themselves and took charge of the contest, with ex Canon Rita Imanishimwe nailing 17 for the Dolphins.

Hope Akello grabbed 12 points and 12 rebounds for JKL while Muhayimina Namuwaya snatched 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Sarah Ageno finished with a team-high 17 points for UCU with Vilma Achieng contributing 14 points and 12 rebounds for the reigning three-time champs.

Zainah Lokwameri added 13 for UCU, who must pull a game back when the teams meet today for Game 3 to stand a chance of turning things around.

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