14 August 2012

UGANDA : Warriors beat Marines to reclaim top spot

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Nkumba Lady Marines 35-48 A1 Challenge
Gladiators 49-21 MUK Cubs
Rez Life 48-65 Heaters
Falcons 86-52 Giant Stormers
Nkumba Marines 29-60 Warriors
Kyambogo Warriors overcame a rocky start to beat Nkumba Marines 60-29 on Saturday. After a sluggish start by both teams that saw them combine for 13 first quarter points, Marines (5-10) scoring season low 2 points in a period you wouldnt be silly to think the game would be low scoring as the teams kept trying to shoot their way out of the funk but couldnt in the first half.
However in the third quarter, Warriors (14-1) broke out of the first half slump as guard, Ronnie Kasewu (7 points) drained a pair of triples on the first two possessions at the start of the second half to ignite a 16-0 run in nearly 6 minutes. Two 3-pointers from Jude Ochen (10 points) and Brian Gumisiriza (8 points) with a jumper and two throws from Syrus Kiviri (7 points) between the 3s completed the run as Warriors exploded for 27 third quarter points.
"It was a little bit of immaturity and lack of experience. We were playing an experienced team and they (Warriors) have got good players" Marines' coach, Timothy Odeke on the poor defensive display in the 3rd quarter.
Warriors' spurt continued early in the final quarter with a 9-2 run. The loss was Nkumba's second in a row. "We have to carry on and redeem ourselves" Odeke added. The slip also left Nkumba out of the top eight. "We will have to win some of the remaining games, atleast 90 percent and get there" Odeke said on his team's qualification for the playoffs.
Earlier, Falcons had eased past Giant Stormers 86-52 with dominant performances from game veteran, Steven Omony (13 points) guard, Julius Lutwama (11 points) bigman, Philp Ameny (12 points) including a trademark post in the 3rd quarter and Peter Elungat (15 points, 11 rebounds). "We are fighting so much to get in shape to be able to match the top teams" Falcons C-F, Edwin Katerega told Kawowo Sports. The win was Falcons' eigth since losing to Warriors in first round. "We are looking to qualify in a good position for the playoffs" Katerega added. Sam Okudo led Stormers (2-13) with game high 23 points.

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