29 May 2012
UGANDA : Falcons hold on to defeat UCU at YMCA
Record Fuba League champions Falcons finally found a way to close out games with 75-71 victory over UCU Canons at YMCA court on Sunday. They led by eight points with five minutes to play only to let UCU back in with centre Desmond Owili scoring seven of his 11 points in the final period.The university side clawed within two (67-69) and when Peter Elungat (16 points) made just one of his four free throws in the final two minutes, the old ghosts were visible. Unlike the loss to KIU and the 53-73 mauling at the hands of Warriors yet they were only down by seven at the start of the fourth, Falcons found a way.
Guard Geoff Omondi took charge with four of the final six points to sink his former side. Omondi had 12 points but only kept Sudi Ulanga to a game-high 20 points. However, it’s another former UCU player in Stephen Mwesigye who turned the game for Falcons. He made 10 points off the bench.
“I am pleased with the way we handled ourselves when they closed the gap,” Falcons’ coach Tony Oluka said.