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Canons’ Owili off the mark

By Vision Reporter

Added 19th June 2011 03:00 AM

SPECTACULAR dunks from the UCU Canons’ new recruit Desmond Owili added colour to the team’s 94-48 victory over relegation threatened Heaters in the national basketball league on Saturday.

SPECTACULAR dunks from the UCU Canons’ new recruit Desmond Owili added colour to the team’s 94-48 victory over relegation threatened Heaters in the national basketball league on Saturday.

By Usher Komugisha

FUBA League
Division 1: Men
UCU 94 Heaters 50
Division 2
Rez Life 64 Riders 58
UCU JV 59 Rocks 52
Division 3
UPDF 49 Jackets 66
Shooters 82 Planets 51
Women
A-1 92 M. Cubs 11


SPECTACULAR dunks from the UCU Canons’ new recruit Desmond Owili added colour to the team’s 94-48 victory over relegation threatened Heaters in the national basketball league on Saturday.

Owili, previously with Kenya Posta, dominated the proceedings and went on to score 11 points at the YMCA courts in Kampala.

Tanzanian Sudi Ulanga and Sunday Okot also terrorised the young and inexperienced Heaters who are yet to win a league game.

Former Falcons’ players Ulanga and Okot finally look like they can ably replace the Enabu brothers –– Ivan and Jimmy who joined Warriors Power respectively.

Ulanga and Okot got their shots dropping right in the match the team deserved to win.

Their coach Natuhereza said, “Of course we are happy we won the game because we needed it at this time of the season, we can pick up from here.”

Natuhereza’s charges bounced back from a three-game losing streak (Ndejje, Warriors and Miracle) to register their second win.

Victory pushed Canons to sixth position from ninth in the Federation of Uganda Basketball Associations event.

The team has seven points from five games.

Natuhereza said that his side has what it takes to win games, adding he was impressed with the way the players performed in their last two games including the loss to Miracle.

Heaters are in relegation zone with seven defeats.

They will face KIU and Charging Rhino before winding up their the first round matches.

Heaters’ coach Brian Wathum said that his side will not give up. He added that hey will always aim at improving in a bid to win.

In the women’s category, AI Challenge beat Makerere Cubs 92-11.

Canons’ Owili off the mark

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