17 November 2012

UGANDA : Revived KIU pose threat to Falcons

Prior to Wednesday’s Game Two at YMCA court, Henry Mwinuka, the KIU assistant, made a vow that Falcons ought to have treated them seriously.
“We will win Game Two,” he vowed. Indeed they did, edging Falcons 56-54 to tie the best-of-five semifinal series at 1-1. Game Three is today at the Lugogo MTN Arena.
It wasn’t an empty vow as Mwinuka offered solutions after the 50-42 loss last Saturday. “Our offense has to do much more.”
The latter didn’t come true as only Nelson Njau, with 11 points, going three for 12 from downtown, made double figures for the university side.
To think that Njau, a former Falcon, became only the second player after Richard Osano’s 12 in the loss to cross 10 highlights the struggle on the offensive end.
And the opponents haven’t been any better. Change is not coming soon.
“There was nothing wrong with us, just two of the best defensive teams going at it so you don’t expect wild scores,” Eteu said. “Our focus is on defence and so is KIU’s,” he added. Falcons the second seed and six-time champions, and KIU, third seeds, finished with the best defensive records this season.
Tony Oluka labeled Game One “Falcons’ worst this season.” Stephen Omony, eight points on Wednesday, saw a rival. “This was a very stupid game,” he noted after the loss.
Trailing by two with 17 seconds on the clock, Falcons had possession from an inbound only for reserve Steven Mwesigye to end up taking the final shot.

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