09 October 2013
UGANDA : League giants Power and Falcons face university sides
Men: Dmark Power Vs Ndejje Angels 4:30PM
Falcons Vs KIU Titans 8:30PM
After the 88-71 win over Warriors last Friday at YMCA without star forward Steven Omony, Falcons guard Geoffrey Omondi declared that was their first step back to Airtel National Basketball League playoff finals to compete for the championship. That from then on, every game has similar significance. The record champions will be back on the same floor this evening to face the most defensive team in the league – KIU Titans.KIU edged Falcons 61-59 behind Edwin Katerega’s 16 and 10. Nimrod Kaboha is still searching for his best lineup combinations (offensively) for KIU and is going by performance for the meantime but insists his team is ready for anyone. On the other hand, with the full return of Omondi and all the 'bigs' looking good against Warriors, no one has an idea of who will be in Falcons starting five.
In the other men’s match up of the day, DMark Power will face Ndejje University Angels. While Power edged Charging Rhinos in their last game, Ndejje were edged by City Oilers who came from 7 points down. One major reason Ndejje have dropped up to 6 games this season is their consistent inconsistency in garbage time. While their opponents wake up in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, Angels seem to sleep after cruising through the opening three periods with their athleticism.
Playing against probably the best fourth quarter team in Power, Ndejje have to be consistent throughout the forty minutes. Soro had one of his worst games of the season in the loss and he just can’t duplicate such a performance if Ndejje are to win.
In the women’s division, A1 Challenge face KCCA Leopards while KIU Rangers play Nabisunsa.