FUBA National Basketball League
YMCA Courts, Wandegeya
-Ndejje Angels 54-60 JKL Dolphins
-UCU Lady Canons 60-45 Magic Stomers
WANDEGEYA – JKL Dolphins produced a spirited second half performance to defeat Ndejje Angels 60-45 in the National Basketball league on Wednesday.
The Dolphins were trailing by as many as 13 points at half time but recovered to win the last two quarters 46-26 on route to a six point victory.
JKL had a bright start when Brian Namake and Josh Karuhanga made quick lay ups before Daniel Orenga made a three pointer to lead 0-7 inside the first two minutes of the first quarter but Ndejje managed to answer back to win it 12-9.
Ndejje won the second quarter 15-5 to take a 13 point lead at half time with the score board reading 27-14 in favour of the University side.
Walker Obedi’s side was blown away in the third quarter as they conceded 26 points as opposed to JKL’s nine (9) and in the process relinquish their lead and trail by four points going into the final 10 minutes.
JKL continued with the same form and eventually won the final quarter 20-18 on route to victory.
In the game, Ndejje missed 14 of their 21 free throws, as JKL scored 21 points from Ndejje’s turnovers.
In the victory, Libe Makala put up a tremendous performance to score 18 points and grab 10 rebounds. Namake and Orenga added 13 and 11 points.
Ndejje’s Peter Sefuma managed 17 points, Gauthier Badhera and Innocent Ochera contributed 12 and 11 points respectively.
Ndejje have now won seven games and lost as many in their 14 league games so far. They now seat ninth on the 12 team log.
The victory, the eighth for the side, lifts JKL Dolphins up to fourth on the log, a place above Pemba Warriors.
In the first game of the day, UCU eased past Magic Stomers to win 65-45.
UCU’s Vilma Achieng led with 16 points, Rose Akon added 10, as Zainah Lokwameri and Rhoda Naggita contributed 7 and 8 points in that order.
Jane Asinde scored a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds, Shilpa Lamunu added 12 points in the losing effort.