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NBL: Soro, Kiviiri Lift Betway Power Past KIU Titans

Friday, April 19
KIU Titans 60-71 Betway Power
(13-13, 19-18, 10-19, 18-21)

Betway Power, coming into the game on the back of an opening loss to City Oilers last Friday at Lugogo, managed to bounce back to win their first game of the NBL season.

Trailing 32-31 at the long break, the five time champions were on their way to another league loss but managed to win 19-10 and 21-18 in the next two quarters to seal a hard fought win amidst a sale out YMCA.

The win extends Power’s dominance against KIU Titans, a team they have now beaten in their last five regular season meetings.

Geoffrey Soro, facing his former pay masters lifted Power with 22 points before Syrus Kiviiri added 16 points. Kiviiri had a good day (night) on court as he added five rebounds and as many assists.

The Titans looked awful on the night to say the least, shooting 7-28 from outside the perimeter.

Only Michael Bwanga (15 points) produced a double point figure on the night KIU will want to forget easily. Brian Ssentongo who slammed a dunk to send the fans into frenzy celebrations, grabbed eight points and 10 rebounds.

KIU Titans who had obliterated Kampala University in their first game, will now face City Oilers on April 26 as Power play JKL Dolphins the following day.


Top Performers

Most Points

  1. Geoffrey Soro (Power) – 22
  2. Syrus Kiviiri (Power) – 16
  3. Michael Bwanga (KIU) – 15

Most Rebounds

  1. Francis Kasinde (KIU) – 13
  2. Brian Ssentongo (KIU) -10
  3. Denis Balungu (KIU) – 10

Most Assists

  1. Syrus Kiviiri (Power) – 5
  2. Paul Odong (Power) – 4
  3. Collins Kasujja (KIU) – 4

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