NBL: Irakunda Stars As KCCA Strangles MUK Sparks

Wednesday, April 17
KCCA Leopards 93-50 MUK Sparks
(YMCA Court, Lugogo)

KCCA’s point guard Cynthia Irakunda was in staring role as her side battered new comers MUK sparks to register their first win of the season.

KCCA, last season’s semifinalists, lost their league opener against JKL Dolphins but managed to tear MUK into threads with a commanding 93-50 victory.

Irakunda dominated proceedings with a player of the match performance, recording 12 points, three rebounds and six assists. She shot 5-9 from the field inside her 25 minutes on court.

The Burundian International spiced her stats with stylish movements and passes beating off the markers while elevating the ball to advanced positions on the court.

Judith ‘Ayo’ Nansobya came off the bench to grab a game high 18 points. Leticia Awor, facing her former side, managed 17 points.

MUK who have now lost their two opening games after that loss to KIU Rangers on Saturday, looked a revamped side, leading 18-17 in the first quarter but ran out of steam to lose the subsequent quarters 16-11, 32-12 and 28-9 in that order.

Ruth Nangiro Moding and Azida Nabayunga scored 14 points each while Rose Basemera had 10 points, four rebounds and six assists for the Sparks.

Next for MUK is a league game against Angels on April 21 while KCCA will take a long break before facing UCU on April 27.

Top Performers

Most Points

  1. Judith Ayo (KCCA) – 18
  2. Leticia Awor (KCCA) – 17
  3. Beryl Aoko (KCCA), Ruth Nangiro (MUK), Aziida Nabayunga (MUK) – 14

Most Rebounds

  1. Aoko (KCCA) – 11
  2. Nangiro (MUK) – 10
  3. Christine Akinyi (KCCA), Awor (KCCA) – 9

Most Assists

  1. Sylvia Nakazibwe (KCCA) – 8
  2. Rose Basemera (MUK) – 6
  3. Irakunda (KCCA) – 6



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