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NBL: Libe, Sivachi Star As Power Return To Winning Ways

Sunday, August 4
*KIU Rangers 50-36 UMU Ravens
*Nkumba Lady Marines 55-63 Angels
*JKL Dolphins 74-61 Kampala University
*Falcons 62-121 Betway Power

Betway Power returned to winning ways in style after beating Falcons in the National Basketball League.

Power won 121-62 in a one sided affair played at YMCA Court in Wandegeya, Kampala.

Coming into the game on the back of a 84-74 loss to defending champions City Oilers, Power needed nothing but victory to restore order.

The side won the first quarter 30-11 to set the tone and never looked back before handing the six time champions their 12th loss of the campaign.

Libe making a lay up. FUBA

Assistant coach Boniface Okello had after the Oilers loss called on his players to step up following the suspension of Geoffrey Soro and Phillip Ameny, and he got the positive answers fr his troops.

Libe Makala led the way with a game high 30 points, his best tally since joining from JKL Dolphins at the start of the season. Brian Sivachi added 25 points while usual suspect Syrus Kiviiri was at his best again with 19.

Guddi ‘Kikiri’ Nasser contributed 13 points from 6-11 shooting, Amini Mkosa added 12 points while Fahmy Ssebatindira also contributed 12 assists in the commanding victory.

Francis Karoro (22) and Said Khamdis (11) scored in double figures for Falcons but their tally proved not enough to stop Power.

The victory, second in five games, is the 11 in 16 games for Power this season who will face Ndejje Angels on August 7.

Power complete a double of Falcons – They won the reverse fixture 111-50 on May 31.

The loss, is the 12th for Falcons who have managed just four victories in 16 attempts.

JKL’s Dudus finding his way through Kampala University traffic. FUBA

Elsewhere, Angels shocked Nkumba Lady Marines. Brenda Ekone had 21 points but the tally wasn’t enough as Catherine Amugust scored 14 go lift Angels who had trailed 21-23 at the long break.

Racheal Akinyi and Ines Kanyamunza had 13 and 10 points respectively to lift KIU Rangers last UMU Ravens 50-36.

JKL Dolphins shot 45%, Yesman Bushiri (25) and Jonathan Obukunyang (12) reached double figures to pile more misery on Kampala University. Daniel ‘Dudus’ Manoja had 18 rebounds and 9 points for the Dolphins as well.

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