11 September 2012
UGANDA : ANBL Review
Despite not playing well, Dmark Power has continued to win games. The most recent came on Saturday evening when they came from 10 points down to beat Victoria University Heaters 51-43 at Makerere.
Power (14-4) has struggled to score of late and was not any different against Heaters (9-9), scoring 28 points in the opening three quarters and trailing by 6 points going into the final period.
The third quarter was mired by poor officiating with many calls contested and going Power’s way most of the time. Power’s center, Richard Balemwa had one of his best games of season scoring game high 16 points that went along with 8 boards, Isaac Afidra and Collin Mukiiza added 12 and 11 points respectively.
Much as Heaters were undone by some bad calls, the university side was also careless with the ball turning it over 40 times. Center, Derrick Mbusi paced Heaters with 10 points and 8 rebounds while Moses Okwera chipped in with 9 points.
Meanwhile, Falcons reclaimed the top spot following a 58-49 win over Ndejje University Angels on Sunday. Falcons (16-2) are now unbeaten in 11 while Angels (6-11) lost their sixth in a row and remain eighth in the division standings simply because Nkumba Marines are equally struggling. Four Falcons scored in double figures, Peter Elungat 13 points, Steven Omonyi 10 points, Julius Lutwama 10 points and a double-double from Philp Ameny (11 points and 12 boards).
Ndejje were led by Jeje Chaka with a 10/10 performance and Geoffrey Soro scored team high 11 points. UCU Canons bounced back from back-to-back losses to Falcons and Power with a 79-54 win over Giant Stormers on Sunday.
Shooting guard, Sudi Ulanga led the way for Canons (12-6) with game high 17 points, Patrick Habiyaremye scored 12 points and added 11 rebounds and big man Desmond Owili contributed 10 points. Stormers (2-16) were led by Sam Okudo’s 14 points and 14 rebounds. Dennis Omodo added 10.
In the women’s division, KCCA Leopards beat Nabisunsa 51-19 while Crane High Ladies slipped past MUK Sparks 37-31 led by Ritah Imanishimwe’s game high 18 points. Magic Stormers beat Gladiators 56-33 with stormer, Carol Nyafwono putting up game high 17 points and 18 rebounds. Claire Lamunu’s 13/28 and Linda Wafula’s 10/15 were in losing efforts.