11 June 2012
UGANDA : Warriors scorching 3rd quarter sinks Canons
Kyambogo Warriors exploded for 33 third quarter points to beat UCU Canons 78-64 on Friday night at YMCA. After a sluggish start by both teams, Canons responded first. After being edged out 14-12 in the opening quarter, UCU rallied back in the second and tied the game at 22 with 4:37. Sunday Okot put the Canons ahead with a tough lay-up followed by a slum from Desmond Owili
with 3:17. At this point Warriors called for a time-out and on return, Okot added another lay-up to push UCU's lead to 6. The Canons' spurt continued early in the third as Suudi Ulanga (10points, 5steals) opened it with a long range jumper to take UCU's lead to 10. Owili blocked back to back shots from Sirus Kiviri & Ronnie Kasewu before the Warriors back court pair initiated the erruption. Kasewu made Warriors first 5 points in the quarter then Kiviri knocked down a corner 3-pointer to pull Warriors (9-1) with in 40-41 with 6:40 on the clock. Owili fouled Okias for an And1 with 5:21 and contested the call and got a technical. Okias hit his foul and Blick sunk both throws to take Warriors to 48-44. On restart, Sirus drainned another one from down town and Warriors didnt look back all the way.
Suudi Ulanga made two offensive fouls and Sunday Okot made one on Sirus Kiviri as tempers raised. Brian Gumisiriza got ejected with 55 seconds to play in the third.
Sirus Kiviri poured in game high 25 points and swipped 4 steals. "Its all hard work and practice. I practiced my shots, so i got them falling", the shooting guard told Kawowo Sports. Owili scored UCU's final 2 points with an Alley-oop hammer down that set the crowd in motion with 10 seconds to the buzzer. The center scored 17 points and picked 9 rebounds.
Warrior, Sam Gombya grabbed a big double-double, 19 points & 18 rebounds.
In the women's division, A1 Challenge beat MUK Sparks 39-33. Vickie Ntale led A1 with 11points. Sparks were led by Chalin Karungi's 10 points & 11 rebounds. Winnie Anyango added 10 points.