05 October 2013

UGANDA : Classic Falcons beat Warriors in NBL

Philip Ameny scored 18 points to help Falcons beat WarriorsPhilip Ameny scored 18 points to help Falcons beat Warriors
Riham Warriors 71-88 Falcons
UCU Lady Canons 46-35 KCCA Leopards
Falcons have always felt a wave of nostalgia for the basketball they had left behind them. Falcons were as close to where they should be as it gets in the 88-71 win over Riham Warriors Friday night at YMCA.
Skipper, Peter Elungant scored game high 19 points off the bench to lead the way for Falcons who had a hot shooting night from the field. Philip Ameny added 18 points.Falcons jumped on to a quick lead and took the first quarter 24-17. Warriors responded in the second to lead for the first time (33-32) with two minutes but was the last they did as Falcons closed the period with a 9-2 run. Elungat opened the third quarter from down town to take Falcons lead into double figures and Warriors never came any closer than 7 points.
Serge Kabangu took charge of inside in the fourth quarter when Ameny and Hebert Arkitah fouled out. The big man scored 9 of his 15 points in the period and grabbed game high 12 rebounds – 6 off the offensive board. Point guard, Abdullahi Ramadhani scored 13 points and handed out 6 helpers and Sam Obol had 10 points.
Geoffrey Omondi played out the 40 minutes anchoring Falcons’ concerted defense that limited Warriors to a 43.6 shooting from the field and 18.2 on 3-point field goals. “We tried to suffocate their big guys and narrow the driving lanes as much as possible” Falcons’ coach Gad Eteu said.
Falcons fought for every ball that they lost or not to get as many possessions as possible and made use them as they shot a scorching 60.8% from the field. “Told the guys to keep composed all through the game that every time we lost the ball we had to fight to get it back” Eteu addedAndrew Okot paced Warriors with 18 points off the bench. Jude Ochen and Henry Malinga contributed 14 points each and Ronnie Kasewu had 10.
Warriors’ free throw shooting was wildly inaccurate (25-of-43). Guards, Ivan Enabu and Ronnie Kasewu as well as Andrew Okot made 7 of 20 throws. Warriors were out rebounded 40-34.
In the women’s division, UCU Lady Canons overcame a near five minute scoring drought in the fourth quarter and a 7 points deficit to beat KCCA Leopards 46-35.
Peace Proscovia scored 15 points, picked 9 rebounds and swatted 5 shots to lead the way for Lady Canons. Moreen Amoding added 9 points and swiped 5 steals. Purity Odhiambo picked 12 rebounds to go with 6 points.
Flavia Oketcho scored 10 points to lead Leopards. Rebecca Akullo added 8 points and Claire Lamunu had 7 points to go with game high 15 rebounds. Center, Martha Soigi looked out of sync missing all her 11 field goal attempts and making just 1 of 8 free throws.

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