17 December 2007

UGANDA : Raiders Take Abe Linc Title

Charles Mutebi

IVAN Enabu scored a game-high 21 points as the Knight Riders won the 2007 Abraham Lincoln (Abe Linc) basketball tournament Friday night.

The Riders overcame a four point gap at the end of the third quarter, scoring fourteen points in the last to claim the annual season-ender with a 56-50 defeat of Miracle at YMCA .

Miracle started the better side to take an 8-2 lead in the first quarter but before they could run away with it, the Riders kicked into gear to finish it 12-14 behind.

It was level at 27 all at halftime but Miracle made their physical presence count to reclaim the lead at the end of the third quarter. That was as close as they came though as the Riders superior ball handling and pace, epitomised by MVP Enabu, swung the tie into the Riders' favour.

"After being relegated from the (men's) first division, this victory is a bit of consolation for sus," Knight Raiders Captain Collin Mukiza said.

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