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Sharing continue to defy critics with maiden win over Falcons

By Charles Mutebi

Added 27th June 2016 02:19 PM

Sharing started the season as heavy relegation candidates

Sharing continue to defy critics with maiden win over Falcons

Sharing started the season as heavy relegation candidates

National Basketball League

Women

JKL 54 Javon 45

UCU 58 Stormers 34

Men

Oilers 72 Our Saviour 63

Warriors 80 Rhinos 46

Sharing 75 Falcons 72

Ndejje 69 Phenoms 60

After winning half of their eight games this season, Raymond Muhumuza's Sharing Youth are one of the National Basketball League (NBL) early surprise stories.

After all, Sharing started the season as heavy relegation candidates but Muhumuza and club manager Ben Lule have put together one of the more intriguing outfits in the League.

And Sunday at the YMCA, Sharing registered their first ever win over the StarTimes Falcons, rallying from a 12-point third quarter deficit to win 75-72.

It was a sweet victory for Muhumuza, who grew up in awe of the great Falcons' teams of the past. Emmanuel Okumu scored a game-high 18 points for Sharing, including eight straight as Sharing stormed back in the fourth quarter.

Tony Okello, Stephen Otoa, Ed Potter and Malek Lino contributed 15, 12, 11 and 10 points respectively for the Youth, who are slowly moving from relegation to postseason candidates.

Moving in the opposite direction, the Falcons have one win in eight games and have slumped to the drop zone.

"This year, we are rebuilding the team so we have to be realistic," said Falcons talisman Stephen Omony, who was playing only his second game of the season and finished with 19 points and eight rebounds.

Falcons' Vinnie Jurua led all scorers with 21 points. 

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