12 December 2012

UGANDA : Warriors hoping to avoid abysmal slide.

Neither Warriors nor Falcons has managed to put together four quarters of
good basketball since the Fuba League playoffs finals started last week.
Consequently, it’s been extremely hard for either to win two successive games since the quarterfinals when they faced relatively feeble opposition. At least Warriors have done it.
They beat UCU Canons in the fourth and fifth games to clinch their semifinal series 3-2. Since sweeping seventh seed Ndejje University Angels in the inaugural last eight, Falcons haven’t won two in two. They have a chance to
do so today at the Lugogo MTN Arena.
On their return to the finals after a three-year absence, Falcons lead 2-1 with Game Four on the way. “It’s consistency and discipline that is lacking,” centre Philip Ameny, 37 points and 25 rebounds in the series thus far, lamented. “For example, in Game Two, we played well in the first half then relaxed.” However, his figures are deteriorating from one game to the next.
The influence of former Canon Steven Mwesigye on the series in general cannot be understated. The Falcons’ reserve has contributed 30 points and 18 rebounds off the bench so far. In the women’s final, KCCA Leopards will be buoyed by trimming UCU Lady Canons lead to 2-1 with a 67-62 victory on

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