22 September 2012
UGANDA : Falcons beat Warriors to stay top
Falcons took the first quarter 14-10 and were matched shot-for-shot in the second to take a 31-27 lead into halftime. Warriors (17-2) rallied back early in the third quarter with a 6-2 run to tie the game at 33 and a couple of foul shots from Steven Okias with 7:50 gave Warriors the lead for the first time which eventually turned out as the last. Falcons went on a 19-6 run to close the quarter taking a double digit lead into the final period.
Warriors came with in 6, 3:32 to the final buzzer but was the closest they could as three non-contested shots from Steven Omony and a jumper from Brian Sentongo (4 points) restored the double figure lead. Warriors were crushed on the boards 46-31 and the foul trouble Norman Blick (12 points) got into early in the second quarter affected Warriors offense as he barely played the third quarter because of the three fouls he had accumulated. Micheal Kariuki paced Warriors with 13 points. The only reason why Falcons did not score more than 69 points was their ineffectiveness on the line. The former champions were 19-for-36 from the line.
Meanwhile UCU Lady Canons beat MUK Sparks 57-29 in the women’s division. Verginia Awino and Moreen Amoding scored 11 points apiece for Lady Canons (20-0) and Peace Proscovia added 10 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. Winnie Anyango scored 8 for Sparks (8-11) and Diana Awor added 7.