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NBL: JKL Prove Too Good For KCCA In Opener

Friday, April 12
KCCA Leopards 49-70 JKL Lady Dolphins
(12-12, 7-13, 28-6, 23-18)

JKL Lady Dolphins got off the mark with a commanding 49-70 victory over KCCA Leopards in a Women National Baseball League opener played at MTN Indoor Arena in Lugogo.

The defending league champions trailed 19-30 at the break but strong performances from mainly Jamila ‘Zama’ Nansikombi overturned the tables against Ali Mavita’s side.

JKL who missed their coach Mandy Juruni on the sidelines, ran riot to win 28-6 and 23-18 to seal a 21 point lead.

The Phenomenon – Zama couldn’t hide her joy. FUBA Media

Zama started from where she stopped – The last season’s finals MVP bagged a game high 20 points, shooting from 8-17,playing 31 minutes.

JKL gave their new signings debut appearances, and it was former Magic Stormers player Jane Asinde who impressed the most as she scored 13 points and picked 8 rebounds.

KCCA Leopards had Cynthia Irankunda and Lillian Atieno score 11 and 10 points respectively in a losing effort.

Next for JKL is a league game against UCU Lady Canons in a repeat of last year’s finals next Friday. KCCA will face MUK Sparks on April 17.


KCCA’s Irakunda in action

Game Stats – Top Performers

Most Points
Jamila Nansikombi (JKL) – 20
Jane Asinde (JKL) – 13
Cynthia Irakunda (KCCA) – 11

Most Rebounds
Beryl Aoko (KCCA) – 10
Hope Akello (JKL) – 9
Asinde (JKL) and Christine Akinyi (KCCA) – 8

Most Assists
Irakunda (KCCA) – 6
Evelyn Nakiyinji (JKL) – 4
Rita Imanishimwe (JKL) – 4

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