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Imanishimwe Returns As JKL Dig Deep To Overcome UCU

Imanishimwe (blue) in action. Mugabi Don photo

Saturday, May 8
*Nam Blazers 65-51 Falcons
*City Oilers 90-80 UPDF
*UCU Lady Canons 72-76 JKL Lady Dolphins
*JKL Dolphins Vs UCU Canons

Sunday, May 9 (KIU, Kansanga)
*KIU Rangers Vs KCCA Leopards – 10am
*Magic Stormers Vs JKL Lady Dolphins – 12pm
*Nam Blazers Vs Ndejje University – 2pm
*UCU Canons Vs KIU Titans – 4pm

Shooting Guard Ritah Imanishimwe returned to court 148 days since giving birth to twins in December last year.

Imanishimwe marked her cameo as JKL Lady Dolphins squeezed past her former team UCU Lady Canons at the Mukono University on Saturday.

The five-time league winner was handed nine minutes, shot 2 of 3 from the field and scored five points on the day.

JKL were on course for a rollercoaster win thanks to a 21-point lead but the Canons staged a comeback inspired by a nine-point run to force the game in overtime.

But the Lady Dolphins showed their star power thereafter before topping a four-point game in a repeat of last year’s final.

Brenda Ekone led the way with 22 points, Hope Akello and Zainah Lokwameri added 15 and 13 each for the two-time defending champions.

Hajara Najjuko managed 15 points for the University side, Rhoda Naggita contributed 12 and Ruth Letaru added 11 in a losing effort.

Elsewhere, Nam Blazers returned to winning ways with a 65-51 win over struggling Falcons, City Oilers outlasted UPDF Tomahawks while JKL Dolphins encounter with UCU Canons in the Men’s category was interrupted by rain and hence postponed to a later date.

Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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