01 May 2013

UGANDA : Kampala need quick turnaround after loss

A hastily-arranged Kampala A side delivered the thrill but not the sucker punch to lose 72-67 to Mukono on the opening night of the ongoing annual inter-cities basketball tournament at Lugogo.
The team, many of whom claim to have been called up on Monday at 4pm, four hours before the game, constituted a majority of the national team stars.
Warriors’ guard Ronnie Kasewu turned out to be the vilain, failing to shoot when Kampala A trailed 67-70 with 15 seconds on the clock in a disjointed performance on Monday night.
They remained adamant. “It was expected with the way was arranged but I think we will play Mukono again in the final,” Isaac Afidra said.
The forward was one of four additions to the team that represented Uganda at last year’s Fiba Africa Zone V Nations Championship.
Isaac Luggudde, David Kiberu and Paul Odong are the others. However, while the defensive contributions were  easily noticed, they struggled offensively.
Ben Komakech, the only natural point guard on the team, scored 20 points and four rebounds, going four for 10 from behind the arc.
Stephen Omony was the other in double figures with 15 points, six rebounds and eight assists though he missed a probable game-winning shot when they trailed by one (67-68) with 34 seconds to play.

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