27 July 2007
UGANDA : Miracle on the brink of ouster
Miracle 80-74 Eagles
Marines 129-36 Baptist
Warriors 77-72 Miracle
New Star 99-94 Eagles
Sparks 59-56 Bucks
Today at Lugogo
Les Gazelle v Mak Sparks
Warriors v Green Eagles
Falcons v Baptist
Marines v Canons
Miracle v New Star
NATIONAL Basketball League giants Miracle will be the first team to bow out of the ongoing Falcons Invitational Tournament if they lose to Burundi's New Star today.
The Rubaga-based side Tuesday night showed character when they beat Zambia's Green Eagles 80-74 but faltered in their second game 75-79 against Warriors yesterday.
On Tuesday they held their nerves and defended a narrow lead to win the tension-packed game against the Zambians. With 15 seconds to the end and scores at 76-72, Edward Bongomin (17) completed a four-point play, sending Ugandan fans into frenzy. Obert Mureza had a game high 25 points and eight rebounds for the visitors.
Miracle though failed to produce the same form yesterday. With Burundi's New Star having beaten Green Eagles (Zambia) 99-94 later yesterday, Miracle are now on the brink of elimination.
If Warriors beat Zambia's Green Eagles, they will make the semi-finals. Makerere University Sparks upset women record champions Lady Bucks 59-56 on Tuesday.
Meanwhile Norman Blick (left) scored a season high 43 points as Nkumba Marines whitewashed Kenya's Baptist 129-36. It was the biggest defeat in the history of the tournament. The Marines take on UCU Canons at 6 p.m. tonight.