22 June 2012

UGANDA : Leopards on revenge mission against UCU

KCC Leopards point guard Carol Nantalo leaps for an aerial ball against Magic Stormers recently. KCC face their biggest test this season against champions UCU Canons.
KCC Leopards point guard Carol Nantalo leaps for an aerial ball against Magic Stormers recently. KCC face their biggest test this season against champions UCU Canons. PHOTO BY ISMAIL KEZAALA
By ISMAIL DHAKABA KIGONGO (email the author)
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Posted Friday, June 22 2012 at 09:41
In Summary
Backed by two victories over UCU in the inter-cities tournament earlier this year, KCC coach Timothy Odeke is positive.

Little has changed since last year’s women’s Airtel National Bsaketball finals in which UCU Lady Canons swept KCC Leopards 4-0.
It was so anti-climatic that few memories were kept. However, there is no hiding that the two remain the two strongest teams here.
Both have not lost a game this season and share identical winning streaks of 11 games ahead of their clash at YMCA court today.

Backed by two victories over UCU in the inter-cities tournament earlier this year, KCC coach Timothy Odeke is positive. “I think we have improved very much from last year. Tremedous,” Odeke said. He has new adversary in Boniface Okello, who replaced Dale Sculy as coach.
UCU’s ‘big men’ Peace Proscovia and Purity Adhiambo, who would go on to win the MVP title, pounded KCC last year. Martha Soigi and Carol Badaru offered resistance without much support against the athleticism of Adhiambo and ran out of lungs.
Muhay Namuwaya and Jackie Basemera will offer support. “When they beat us, they were better technically and better conditioned,” Odeke noted. Kenyan Adhaimbo is still as destructive as during her debut season last year. Her last game ended in 17 points and 13 rebounds to beat minnows Gladiators 27-24.
The front court is tilting on a knife edge. In case former MVP Maureen Amoding sits out again for UCU like she has done so many times during the regular season, the back court will be balanced too.
In Flavia Oketcho, KCC still possess a lethal perimeter shooter. She helped UCU win their first league title back in 2008. In the day’s last game, Victoria University Heaters take on Ndejje University Angels.
Meanwhile, former champions Rhino continued their push for a return to the topflight with an 81-70 Kings on Wednesday night. TLC beat Air Force 63-56 in the men’s Third Division

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