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NBL: More Additions But Falcons Fall To Ndejje

Wednesday, April 24
Women: UMU Ravens 45-48 KIU Rangers
Men: Falcons 63-81 Ndejje Angels

Friday, April 26
Women: JKL Vs A1 Challenge
Men: City Oilers Vs KIU Titans

Falcons unleashed their new players but the side remained winless after falling 63-81 to Ndejje University Angels in a league game played at YMCA court in Wandegeya, Kampala.

Falcons had new signings Vinnie Jurua and Michael Kojo play for the first time this season since joining the team but their efforts were not enough to overcome Ndejje.

Jurua marked his second spell at the club, had joined Warriors when Falcons got relegated in 2017, scored nine points off the bench.

Kojo who was at Betway Power last season, hit 7 points and 11 rebounds, shooting 1-14 from the field.

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The league’s record joint winners – tied on six championships with City Oilers – got off to a strong start when they took a 15-11 lead in the first quarter.

Ndejje returned the better side to win the second quarter 21-14 and take a 32-29 slender lead at the long break.

Walker Obedi’s side, guided by an on-fire Samuel Ajack, managed to finish off the business as they won the next two quarters 23-16 and 26-18 in that order to seal their second win of the season.

Ajack shot 6-10 from three point range to collect 23 points, Derrick Katumba and Innocent Ochera added 17 and 13 points respectively.

Dickson Asiku managed 14 points while Said Khamis contributed 11 points and eight rebounds in a losing effort.

This Falcons’ third loss from as many games after previous defeats against Sharing Youth and City Oilers. Falcons will return to action next Wednesday, May 1st against KIU Titans.

Ndejje who moved second on the log, below leaders JKL Dolphins, have won two games in a row since losing to UCU Canons in their opener. They beat Our Saviour on Sunday and will now return in action against Our Saviour on April 28.

In the Women game, KIU Rangers capitalised on UMU Ravens’ poor start to clinch a 48-45 win, their third from as many attempts.

Ravens, coached by Roger Sserunyigo, lost the first quarter 4-10 but could score 21 points in the last quarter before KIU held on for a hard fought victory.

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