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FUBA NBL: Saidi Amisi stars as Warriors demolish Sharing

Amisi posted a double double of 17 points and 11 rebounds in the win over Sharing. (PHOTOS/FUBA)

FUBA National Basketball League 2019

Wednesday, 29-05-2019

YMCA Court, Wandegeya

-KCCA Men 82-62 Kampala University Eagles

-Warriors 74-42 Sharing Youths

WANDEGEYA – Congolese import Saidi Amisi grabbed the headlines as he led Warriors to a 7th victory of the 2019 FUBA National Basketball League, on Wednesday night.

In one of the two games played at the YMCA Court in Wandegeya, Amisi who came off the bench posted a double double of 17 points and 11 rebounds as Warriors defeated Sharing Youth 74-42.

After a tame first half by the Warriors, Amisi ran riot, scoring 15 of his 17 points in the second.

Warriors started slowly, managing only 7 points in the first quarter which ended with Sharing leading 12-7.

Ronnie Mutebi’s side looked to be gaining momentum and returned for the second fired-up. Mark Opio sent them on their way with a pull-up jumper en route to a 15-04 second quarter victory.

By half time, Mutebi’s side were leading 22-16 and looked to be in control of proceedings.

Warriors’ Jonathan Kambala (12) in action against Sharing Youth on Wednesday night.

In the third, Warriors increased their offence to take it 25-10 and build a 21 point advantage.

It was just a matter of seeing out the result for Warriors in the fourth, restricting Sharing to 16 points while posting 27 of their own to win the game 74-72.

Michael Bazangu and Captain Mark Opio were the other Warriors players who joined Amisi in double figures in terms of points, each posting 14 on the night.

For Sharing, Ceaser Kizito led the way in terms of points and rebounds, registering 15 and 9 respectively. Captain Emmanuel Opio managed 10 points in the losing effort.

The result means that Warriors who lost their first game of the season on the weekend, return to winning ways and climb into 5th on the standings with a 7-1 record in their first 8 games.

Loss for Sharing sees them drop into second from bottom with a 2-6 record so far in the campaign.

In the early kick-off, KCCA Men registered a vital victory in their efforts to fend off the drop, defeating fellow early season stragglers Kampala University (KU) Eagles 82-68.

KCCA were dominant in the game, never trailing at any point in the contest.

They started strongly, racing into an 8-0 lead with over four minutes played in the first quarter. By the end of it, they were leading 19-5.

It was in the second that KU tried to mount a come-back as they won 26-11 to ensure they trailed by only a single point by half time (31-32).

The third quarter was an almost evenly matched affair, as the two sides traded baskets throughout en route to a 17-15 win for KCCA.

In the last 10 minutes, KCCA ran riot, scoring 32 points whilst restricting KU to just 22 to win the game 82-68.

Veteran Norman Blick top scored on the night with 18 points and 9 rebounds for KCCA while the Andrew Gang and Marc Mathe added 17 and 15 points respectively.

Andrew Gang registered 17 points in KCCA Men’s victory over KU.

For KU, they had three players reach double figures in terms of points; Joram Kato contributed a team high 18, while Patrick Segude and Moses Mugisha managed 14 and 13 respectively.

The result means KCCA Men climb into 8th with a 3-5 record while KU drops into 10th on the standings.

The Upcoming FUBA NBL fixtures

-A1 Challenge vs KCCA Leopards (Women) @6:30pm

-Betway Power vs Falcons (Men) @8:30pm

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