15 June 2007
UGANDA : UCU Canons Edges KIU At Lugogo
By Sande Bashaija
KAMPALA International University (KIU) star Isaac Afidra turned villain after missing two free throws on the charity line with six seconds to play, handing Uganda Christian University (UCU) Mukono Canons their 8th successive win and a chance to complete the National Basketball League first round unbeaten.
UCU, took an early first quarter lead (10-8) and stretched it in the second (18-16) but KIU, recovered in the third session (17-15) and were in control within three minutes to the final whistle. But UCU surged to a one point lead that KIU had a chance to overturn only for Afidra to miss twice from the line with 6 seconds left.
UCU faces Miracle tonight in its last game of first round with hope of maintaining the unbeaten run.
UCU Canons 60 KIU 59
KIU Rangers 59 Lakers 35
Lady Bucks 64 Nabisunsa 31
Tonight at Lugogo
Mak Sparks v KIU Rangers 5:30pm
Miracle v UCU 7:00pm
Warriors v Marines 8:30pm