Riham Warriors 49-52 Ndejje Univ. Angels
UCU Lady Canons 52-55 KCCA Leopards
Riham Warriors are struggling. It was again evident last night when they faced Ndejje University Angels at YMCA. Nearly all went wrong as the dropped a second successive game.
It took Warriors nearly eight minutes to score the first basket in the third quarter, made 23 mostly unforced turnovers, connected just 14 of 66 field goal attempts (10-of-46 inside the arc) overall – a loss was eminent.
“It is a little few things for us. Most of it is mental. We lack cohesion and guys are committing a lot of unnecessary turnovers.” Warriors coach, Gad Eteu said after the game. “We are not attempting and making as many baskets as we should” he added.
52-49 it ended in favour of Ndejje who at some point led by as many as 10 points. Thanks to Jonah Otim whose 6 of his game high 19 points came off two wide open 3-pointers in the clutch. The guard also picked team high 11 rebounds.
“I think they are a good and experienced team that’s why they hang in there. It’s also came to us as well – we lacked composure at times with our shots and turned over the ball but we won.” Ndejje’s star forward Geoffrey Soro (11 points, 8 rebounds) said.
Jude Ochen scored team high 13 points for, Ronnie Kasewu added 10 points and picked 10 rebounds and Henry Malinga contributed 9 points all from the line as he went 0-for-5 from the field. The veteran post player grabbed 13 rebounds.
Meanwhile, KCCA Leopards got off a winning start after Moreen Amoding’s 3-pointer drew steel and the Leopards held on for a 55-52 win over UCU Lady Canons. Martha Soigi and Flavia Oketcho led KCCA Leopards with 13 and 11 points respectively. Claire Lamunu contributed 9 points.
Purity Odhiambo had 15 points for UCU, Vilma Acheng added 11 points and 14 rebounds. Moreen Amoding struggled to get her shot off all night going 2-for-21 from the field (0-for-9 beyond the arc).