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NBL: Falcons Survive Relegation Despite Loss To Ndejje

Wednesday, August 28
*Ndejje University Angels 91-62 Falcons
*JKL Dolphins 45-66 City Oilers

Falcons managed to beat relegation on last day of their regular season despite loss to Ndejje University Angels at Lugogo Indoor Arena.

The six time joint record winners, needed just a point (appearance) to better Kampala University Eagles.

Falcons lost 91-62 to Walker Obedi’s Ndejje. Samuel Ajack scored a game high 32 points while Innocent Ochera and Gauthier Badhera added 24 and 17 respectively in a winning effort.

Said Khamdis and Henry Mbaziira had 15 points each before Dickson Asiku contributed 13 for Falcons.

Ndejje’s Samuel Ajack (white) goes in the air for a jump shot against Falcons (red) at Lugogo. FUBA

Kampala University’s chances of survive depended on Falcons’ failure to play the last game – lose by a walkover!

Kampala University joins Our Saviour as the two teams relegated from National Basketball League.

This was Falcons’ sixth straight loss and 18th overall. The side has managed just four wins, coming against Kampala University and Our Saviour who they have beaten twice, each.

It should be noted that it took Falcons, who were playing in Division one last season, five games to get their first win in NBL when they beat Our Saviour 62-59.

Falcons finish the season in 10th place and miss out on a playoff spot automatically.

Falcons’ Dickson Asiku (right) stops Ndejje’s Derrick Katumba. FUBA

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