14 August 2013
UGANDA : Vegetarians get out of drop zone as Power rebound
Proline Heaters 52-58 Vegetarians KIU Titans 62-37 Charging Rhinos Nkumba Marines 51-86 Dmark Power
After starting the season with league worst 0-10 record, Vegetarian have won three of the last four games. With Vegetarian facing Proline Heaters who got their first and only win of the season in opening game against them in May, the game was always going to be a close one – indeed it was.
Thanks to the dominant play of the big men, Vegetarian came out victorious. Bernard Okumu scored game high 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Vegetarian (3-11). Grace Adra added 10 points and 11 boards while John Otto contributed 19 points.
Adam Kakuru scored 20 points to lead Heaters (1-12) who have now dropped all 12 games in a row. Javani Odhiambo added 9 points.
After two successive losses, Dmark Power were set to snap the losing streak against short-handed and relegation threatened Nkumba Marines. It didn’t turn out different as Power (11-2) routed Marines (3-10) 86-51 behind a balanced attack after a poor opening period. Five DMark players scored in double digits. Isaac Afidra, Allan Musoke and Micheal Kojjo scored 14 points each, Derrick Mbusi added 12 points and Norman Blick chipped in with 10.
Wilson Otweyo matched season high 23 points in a losing effort for Nkumba and Wynard Kigobe had 12 points. Brian Mwamba’s crossover of Norman Blick turned out a real highlight side show than Power’s dominant performance.
The only reason KIU Titans have dropped four games is that they can’t score as much as they can defend. Facing playoff hopefuls in Charging Rhinos who nearly matched them in the first round, Titans (9-4) played in a relentless manner for a 62-35 win. Center, Edwin Katerega scored 11 points, Donat Habiyambere and Albert Achiko added 10 points apiece as KIU extended their winning streak to three. Isaac Kamya scored game high 12 points to lead Rhinos (4-8) and Fahmy Sebantindira added 10 points.
Unbeaten beaten UCU Lady Canons went for their thirteenth when they faced MUK Sparks. The university side are only matched by KCCA Leopards and having put away the defending champions in the first round, Lady Canons will have no match until they face KCCA – again. Moreen Amoding nailed game high 26 points, Peace Proscovian and Francis Nabulobi contributed 12 points apiece as Lady Canons blew out Sparks (3-10) 80-27. Hilda Nakadu had 8 points for Sparks.In the other women’s game Gladiators snapped a five game skid with a 50-37 win over Nabisunsa. Joan Birungi scored 12 points to lead the way for Gladiator (3-10). Esther Nayugo and Stella Nikuze contributed 11 apiece. Zainah Lokwameri scored game high 14 points for Nabisunsa(0-12)