22 September 2012

UGANDA : Falcons beat Warriors to stay top

Falcons beat Warriors to stay topFalcons used late trips to the line to pin an 11 points loss to Kyambogo Warriors on Friday night at YMCA. Sharing scoring responsibility has been Falcons’ major strength all season and was not any different in the 69-58 win over Warriors. Steven Omony led the way for Falcons (18-2) with 18 points and 10 rebounds, Geoffrey Omondi added 14 points and 12 boards and center, Philpi Ameny chipped in with 12 points as league leaders cruised to their fourteenth win in a row. “What is important is that there is no selfishness among the guys. Guys are playing for each other. They have embraced the vision” Falcons coach, Gad Eteu said.
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.

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