28 August 2013
UGANDA : Flimsy Warriors face Charging Rhinos in NBL
MUK Sparks Vs KIU Rangers 6:30pm
Charging Rhinos Vs Riham Warriors 8:30pm
If you don’t remember when Warriors last lost back-to-back games in the regular season, then your memory is probably as good as mine. The defending champions have already lost as many games as they did in the first round with just three games into the second round of its schedule.
Facing Charging Rhinos who seem to be in a similar position as Nkumba, Warriors have some work on their hands. In the successive losses, Warriors (10-4) have scored below their season average of 72.2 points. Clearly scoring has been a problem for the two time champions in the last couple of game but another loss is something fans and players can’t take.
Rhinos (4-9) are not any better at scoring. The Rhinos have won one of the last five and scored more than 40 points just twice. With the drop zone not far from them and the post season not assured, the Charging Rhinos will be out there for it.
Warriors blew out Rhinos 82-59 in the first leg. Henry Malinga scored game high 23 points on a 10-for-10 shooting from the field. However, the center has been far from the basket and scored a combined 24points in the two losses on 8-f0r-18 shooting from the field.
Rhinos’ choice of shots is wanting. Even when there is an open shot they would rather prefer to drive to hoop where they are a complete mismatch. With the size of Malinga, Gumisiriza and Gombya, Rhino’s will have to jump shoot
In the women’s division, MUK Sparks play KIU rangers. While Sparks (3-11) are scheming for means of playing in the premier division next year, Rangers (8-5) are in search of a play off place.
Rangers have beaten Sparks twice already but the second meeting was close as Sparks lost by 13 points.