FUBA National Basketball League 2019
YMCA Grounds, Wandegeya
-Kampala University Eagles 60-50 Our Saviour
-JKL Lady Dolphins 109-28 MUK Sparks
LUOGOGO – Kampala University (KU) Eagles registered their second victory of the 2019 FUBA National Basketball League (NBL) on Wednesday, May 22nd.
The University side showed a great deal of resilience as they powered their way to a 60-55 triumph over Our Saviour at the YMCA Courts in Wandegeya.
Captain Ahmed Kassa led the way with 19 points, 10 rebounds and two assists and was one of two KU players to register a Double Double on the night. The other was Ralphael Kayondo who helped himself to 13 points and a game high 14 boards.
It was not an easy ride for KU as they conceded the first basket on the night en route to trailing 10-14 after the first quarter.
Things got worse in the second as KU conceded 16 points whilst scoring just 11 to go into the break disadvantaged at 21-30.
It was in the third that the team got going, led by Kassa who contributed 14 points off the bench in that period. At the end of the, Our Saviour had managed a demoralizing three points while KU ran riot, posting 22 at the other end to lead 43-32 going into the final bend.
Our Saviour tried to mount a comeback, winning the 4th 22-17 but it was just good to reduce the deficit to just 5 in the end as KU won the contest 60-55.
“It is such a pity that we lost in such a fashion, said Our Saviour Guard Davis Assimwe after the game.
“We went into the break holding a 9 point lead but we couldn’t get going in the third. They capitalized and were soon out of sight.
“Our focus now shifts to the next game and we will try all we can to get the points.
Assimwe top scored for Our Saviour on the night with 19 points. Donald Bakara was the other who managed double figures with 16.
For KU, they had three players posting double figures in terms of points. Kassa (19), Kayondo (13) and Stephen Oryem (10).
Both teams return to action on Sunday, May 26th, with KU taking on Falcons while Our Saviour locks horns with defending champions City Oilers.
In the other day’s game, JKL Lady Dolphins continued their perfect start to the season, demolishing MUK Sparks 109-28.
The Lady Dolphins who have now won all their first 8 games cruised to victory, winning all quarters (31-06), (29-07), (21-04) and 29-9 respectively.
Substitue Jane Asinde led the way in terms of scoring with 19 points. She had 7 of her teammates join her in double figures with Peace Nakirijja, Flavia Oketcho, Hope Gimono, Brenda Nakitende, Mayimuna Namuwaya and Evelyne Nakiyinja all surpursing the 10 point mark.
For MUK, Ruth Moding top scored for them with only 9 points on the night.
The result means JKL are still top of the standings with a 100% record having won all their 8 games so far while MUK are rock bottom with 8 loses in as many games.
In their next fixtures, MUK takes on UCU Lady Canons on June 3rd, four days before JKL are away to KCCA Leopards.