31 August 2012
UGANDA : Power, Lady Canons turn focus to league
A1 Challenge Vs UCU Lady Canons 6:30pm
After a week absence of league basketball due to zone 5, the Airtel National Basketball League returns this evening with defending champions of both divisions in action.
Dmark Power face play off regulars UCU Canons in what should be a thriller going by the first round match-up between the teams. Power (12-4) beat Canons (11-5) 74-65 on the opening day of the season. Power has lost two of the last five games averaging 65.2 points in those games while Canons have slipped once in the last five averaging 60.6 points.
UCU defend the key quite well but were completely torn apart by Falcons in their last outing losing by 30 points but just won’t let Power take the same route.
Power might be forced into outside shots if the quick transition game fails to pull off and Collin Mukiza being one of the best shooters of the ball on the Power team should have more minutes when it comes to this. Ben Komakech and Micheal Kojo sustained injuries in the zone 5 but should play part in this game as Power look to close up on league leaders, Falcons and Warriors.
Canons front court should do extremely well at the post to stop Power as well as being effective in offense to help Suudi Ulanga pile up the points to have a chance in this game as Power don’t have the best of form in the league and teams have proved power is a beatable opponent.
Mean while UCU’s lady side will face a1 challenge in the women’s division. Lady Canons are unbeaten in fourteen and look to continue as they have a big edge over all opponents in the division. A1 (12-3) beat Nkumba Lady Marines and will rely on team play to put a fight against the defending champions who have a multitude of scorers and are barely unstoppable.