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Lower Div: Our Saviour Beat Charging Rhino To Strenthen Grip On Promotion

Men’s Division One

Saturday, May 23
*Entebbe Archers 79-86 YMCA Hamstars
*Rezlife Saints 69-59 Kampala University
*Makerere University Eagles 39-55 Diamonds in the Sun
*Charging Rhinos 54-70 Tropical Royals
*Nkumba Marines 75-60 Knight Riders
*Gulu Hawks 54-55 Bush Court
*Kampala Rockets 69-60 Our Saviour

Sunday, May 24
*Nkumba Marines 63-48 Makerere Eagles
*Charging Rhinos 61-64 Our Saviour
*Gulu Hawks 56-49 Diamonds in the Sun
*Kampala University 72-73 Knight Riders
*Old Tymers 55-58 Tropical Royals
*Bush Court 68-86 YMCA Hamstars

Promotion chasing Our Saviour beat Charging Rhinos 64-61 in the Men’s Division Basketball game at Makerere Main Ground on Sunday.

Our Saviour were made to dig deep and trailed by nine points at one stage before staging a resilient performance down the stretch to cross the line.

Moses Mugisha filled the stat sheet with a monstrous 23 points and 24 rebounds show, Elton Donald Bakara and Davis Assimwe contributed 11 points each while Maker Mayem had 12 assists.

Martin Kelly was pivotal in dictating plays and had five rebounds, two assists and as many points for Our Saviour.

Swaib Kalungi scored 16 and David Angubua added 13 in losing effort for Charging Rhinos.

Our Saviour were relegated back in 2019 season after managing just two wins from 22 games to finish at the root of the 12-team NBL table.

They lost Wilberforce Pirwoth who joined NBL newcomers and 2019 Division One Champions UPDF Tomahawks, but managed to retain some of their players including tricky guard Davis Assimwe.

Against Chargingo Rhino, they shot 24-of-80 from the field but banked on their defense in a game they out-rebounded the side 60-52.

Our Saviour lead the 15-team table having won nine of 10 games – Their only loss came against Kampala Rockets who won 69-60 on Saturday.

This season, the Men’s Division will be played under one leg format. Each team will play a total of 14 games in the regular season and the top eight face off in the playoffs.

Earlier, Nkumba Marines picked their seventh win with a 63-48 victory against Makerere Eagles at MUK ground thanks to Isaiah Mulunda who scored 14 points.

At Nakasero, Larry Okullu scored a game high 23 points to lift Gulu Hawks past Diamonds in the Sun.

Akuei Deng and Erick Tumusiime had 20 point each but their efforts were not enough to help Kampala University who lost to Knight Riders 73-72 in a closely contested game. Huzaipha Ssentongo and Thon Galuak scored 12 points each.

Tropical Royals had Juma Osman bag 19 points to overcome Old Tymers and move fourth of the league table.

Sunday Lukwiya scored 17 points as YMCA Hamstars picked their fifth win of the season over Bush Court.

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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