26 July 2007
UGANDA : Marines in scoring feast
By Aloysius Byamukama
FALCONS INT'L TOURNEY
Marines 129 Baptist 36
Canons 80 Falcons 67
New Star (BUR) 82 Warriors 80
Gazelle (BUR) 58 Canons 55
Warriors v Miracle 12pm
New Star v Green Eagles (ZAM) 2pm
Canons v Bishops (KY) 6pm
Falcons v Marines 8:00pm
Canons v Lady Bucks 4pm
NATIONAL basketball league champions Nkumba Marines yesterday registered the highest score at the Falcons basketball tournament. They walloped Kenya�s Parkland Baptist Centre 129-39 at Lugogo.
Norman Blick made a record 43 points while Carol Bisereko added 18 for Marines while Baptist�s Rodney Genga made nine in a one-sided Pool A game.
On Tuesday, hosts Mogas Falcons had a faulty start following a 80-67 loss to rivals Uganda Christian University (UCU) Canons.
Reliable Henry Malinga�s absence (injury) could easily be noticed with the Mukono side taking a commanding 54-28 half time score. Eric Malinga made 14 of his 21 points in the last two quarters and Frances Tumusiime made 10 for Mogas Falcons.
Adams Njoroge and Herbert Akitah shared 30 points for Canons, as Jeff Omondi made 10 before he was fouled out.
Kyambogo Warriors lost 82-80 to Burundi's New Star in a game they should have won by a good margin, if charity-line-shy Nelson Wafula had not missed a dozen free throws in the last minute.
In the women's category, Sorrine Kamukazi's last second three pointer sealed Burundi's Les Gazzelle'es 58-55 win over Uganda 's UCU.
The tournament that ends on Sunday, is sponsored by Mogas, Rwenzori, British Airways and Asiatic sports.