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NBL: Falcons Improve Survival Chances

Saturday, June 8
*Kampala University 74-81 Falcons
*KCCA Men 83-72 Our Saviour
*Angels 73-58 A1 Challenge
*Nkumba Lady Marines 75-53 MUK Sparks.
*YMCA Lady Hamsters 55-82 UMU Ravens

Sunday, June 9
*KCCA Leopards Vs KIU Rangers – 11PM
*JKL Dolphins Sharing Youth – 1PM
*JKL Lady Dolphins Vs Nkumba Lady Marines – 3PM
*Warriors Vs Ndejje Angels – 5PM

Falcons beat fellow National Basketball League relegation strugglers Kampala University 81-74 and lighten their slim chances of survival.

Falcons, record joint league winners with six rings, managed to show resilience before sealing a hard fought win in a game played at YMCA court in Wandegeya.

This win, third from twelve games, gives them an upper hand to beat the drop at the expense of fellow promoted side Kampala University (two wins) and winless Our Saviour who lost to KCCA Men on Saturday.

Tough times for Kampala University

Dickson Asiku shot 9-15 from the field to garner a game high 26 points, Vinny Jurua (16 points), Francis Karoro (13 points) and Andrew Opio (12 rebounds) also put up incredible performances to spur Falcons to victory.

Ahmed Kassa (21), Joram Kato (20) and Moses Mugisha (11) scored in double figures but the tally proved not enough to stop Falcons.

Falcons shot 46% from the field, made 21 steals and 30 bench points as they fought for their dear lives in a game they will look back with a grim smile if they survive relegation at the end of the season.

The result means that Falcons complete a double of the University side. Falcons also beat Our Saviour in the first round.

Falcons will return to the court next Sunday against City Oilers while Kampala University has a tussle with Ndejje University on Wednesday.

Francis Mbuyi scored a double double of 28 points and 14 rebounds as KCCA came from 12 points down in the first quarter to beat Our Saviour 83-72

Vicky Akello scored a team high 19 points for UMU Ravens to overcome YMCA lady Hamsters 82-55.

Brenda Ekone (26 points) and Fina Busingye (22 points) guided Nkumba Lady Marines to a one sided 75-53 win over winless MUK Sparks.

Angels shot 53% from the field and shock A1 Challenge 73-58 in a game Melissa Akullu had 17 points, Patricia Alado and Hamala Miriam contributed 16 and 15 points respectively.

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