12 December 2006
UGANDA : Warriors, Sparks shine
Warriors 51 Power 48
Sparks 27 Nabumali 25
WARRIORS claimed the Abraham Lincoln basketball title after defeating Sadolin Power 51-48 Sunday at the YMCA court.
Warriors not only claimed their first-ever Abe Lincoln title, but also finished the tournament undefeated.
Most Valuable Player (MVP) Stephen Okias scored 13 of his 26 points in the third quarter as the Warriors rallied from a 3-point halftime deficit for a title victory over Power.
Power let the game slip away in the last couple of minutes, when Warriors deployed three successive fast breaks to claim a six-point lead.
Isaac Afidra scored 15 points with team-mates Ken Balyejusa and Norman Blick adding a combined 21 points for Power who were condemned to second place for the second successive year.
The women’s final saw Olivia Mulwana convert both shots from the charity line as time expired to earn MUK-Sparks a 27-25 victory over Nabumali.
Sparks trailed by five points before outscoring Nabumali 8-3 to even the score in the final minutes of the game before eventual women’s MVP Mulwana scored the decisive free throws for victory.