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Ndejje ends Power’s winning start, Oilers win third in a raw

Ndejje inflicted a first season’s loss for BetWay Power on Sunday (Photos by FUBA Media)

National Basketball league 2018

Sunday, 24-06-2017

YMCA Court, Wandegeya

-Ndejje Univ. Angels 63-52 Betway Power
-Sharing Youth 63-68 City Oilers
-Our Saviour 58-71 UCU Canons

-Magic Stormers 52-70 70 UCU Ladies

Ndejje University Angels ended BetWay Power’s winning start to the NBL season thanks to a commanding 63-52 win on Sunday afternoon at the YMCA Court in Wandegeya.

The University side won three of the four quarters whilst drawing the other one to record their fourth win of the season.

Ndejje took charge of the matters with a big 21-11 first quarter lead, and the side added 17 more points, restricting Power to 14 in the second quarter.

Ndejje failed to win only one of the four quarters on Sunday

Holding a 13 point lead going into the second half, Ndejje’s lead was slightly reduced after falling 11-13 in the third quarter but the sides played a 14 all last quarter for Ndejje to break Power’s unbeaten run.

The big victory is the second in a row for the Luwero-based University team following their win over Defending Champions City Oilers-59-58 on June 15th at the Indoor Arena in Lugogo.

Dan Nunda scored 12 points, Sam Ajack and Salim Kisily collected 11 points each in the victory.

David Opolot scored 13 points for the Power team, Stephen Wundi and Geoffrey Soro added nine each in a losing effort.

This was Power’s first loss of the season having gone on a run of nine consecutive victories since the league tipped off in May.

Power committed 31 turn-overs on the day and will end the first round with a game against JKL Dolphins on June 29th at YMCA.

In the other games, Landury Ndikumana scored a game high 24 points as defending champions City Oil defeated Sharing Youth 68-63.

This was Oliers’ third consecutive win after going down to Ndejje 59-58 over a week ago.

City Oil’s Otim Jonah (right) in action against Sharing on Sunday

UCU Lady Canons also cruised to a 71-58 win over Our Savior on the same day.

The victory is the fifth this season for the Mukono University team, who had David Deng score 14 points to bounce back from KIU Titans loss.

UCU Canons bounced back from defeat to KIU

Brian Ssentongo’s 17 points were not enough as Our Saviour who have lost five games so far this season.

In the ladies division, Vilma Acheng who missed some matches for UCU Ladies due to education engagements, returned with a bang – She, together with Rose Akon banged 12 points each as UCU defeated Magic Stormers 52-70.

Upcoming fixtures; 27-06-2018

Men.

-KCCA Vs Pemba Warriors

-KIU Titans vs Ndejje Angels

-BEtWay Power vs JKL Dolphins

Women.

-KCCA Leopards vs Angel Basketball Club

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