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NBL: Warriors Hand KIU Titans Third Consecutive Loss

Wednesday, May 1
Women:
*JKL Lady Dolphins 75-64 KIU Rangers
Men:
*KCCA Men 84-92 UCU Canons
*KIU Titans 62-73 Warriors

Warriors capitalised on KIU Titans’ slow start to record a 73-62 victory in a National Basketball League encounter at YMCA, court in Wandegeya.

KIU managed only six points in the first quarter to fall 20-6, and despite strong efforts showed in the rest of the subsequent quarters, the side couldn’t recover.

Deng Maker led with a game high 17 points, Michael Ntumba Buzangu (12) and Jonathan Kambala (10) contributed double point figures.

Collins Kasujja and Nunda Kiryowe scored 11 points each while Brian Ssentongo added 10 in a losing effort.

KIU Titans struggled at both ends of the court, out rebounded with 35 against Warriors’ 48 as Kambala, Buzangu, Imran Samad, Deng Maker and Stanley Mugerwa bossed with size.

Despite having the vocal backing of their University students who flooded YMCA, KIU’s pillars of Sudi Ulanga, Denis Balungu and Michael Bwanga failed to rise to the occasion.

The trio combined for a lowly 17 points – Balungu managed two points, Sudi had seven while Bwanga shot nothing for six from the field with his six points coming from the line.

In total, KIU shot 4-of-26 from the three point range in one of the night they will seek to forget easily.

Facing his former employees, Warriors’ Chris Omanye shot 3-13 for his eight points, grabbed four rebounds and made an assist from his 25 minutes he spent on court.

This is the third loss for the Titans who came into the game on the back of defeats against Betway Power and City Oilers. The side have one win which came in their opener against Kampala University.

Warriors who beat Kampala University and KCCA Men, remain unbeaten with three wins from as many games.

Warriors face Betway Power this Friday at YMCA while KIU will face winless Falcons on May 4.

Table Standings
(Position. Team. Win-Loss)

  1. JKL Dolphins 4-0
  2. Warriors 3-0
  3. City Oilers 3-0
  4. UCU Canons 3-0
  5. Ndejje Angels 2-1
  6. Sharing Youth 2-1
  7. KIU Titans 1-3
  8. Betway Power 1-2
  9. KCCA Men 0-3
  10. Our Saviour 0-3
  11. Falcons 0-3
  12. Kampala University 0-3

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