16 December 2014

UGANDA : D-day for Lady Canons, KCCA after Leopards force Game Seven

After going 3-1 down and without Martha Soigi and Peace Proscovia, few gave KCCA Leopards a chance against UCU Lady Canons after four games in the women’s final of the national basketball league.
Sunday’s 78-74 victory, however, not only left them level with the Canons at 3-3 in the series but also indicated a shift in momentum going into today’s decisive Game Seven.
“We are now moving the ball better but the difference has been the performance of our front court players,” forward Claire Lamunu explained after Sunday’s victory, the second in succession after going 3-1 down. “We are rebounding better than we did before.”
KCCA have out rebounded their opponents in their last three games, 43-33, 42-33 and 51-25.
On Sunday, Lamunu picked nine rebounds coupled with a game high 23 points with Becky Akullo adding 22 as they won their second straight game.
“We know UCU will come out hard for the final game but the momentum seems to be with us at the moment,” Lamunu who is averaging just over 20 points in the series, said.
Like Lamunu, UCU coach Boniface Okello has no doubt where the game will be won. “We just need to improve on our inside game,” he said.
UCU trailed 44-27 at the end of the first half before winning the third 27-22 and fourth 20-12.
Maureen Amoding and Vilma Achieng picked 17 points each while Judith Nansobya added 13 points and a game high 10 assists for UCU.
GAME SEVEN (6.00pm)
W: KCCA Vs UCU Lady Canons
(Series tied 3-3)
KCCA 78-74 UCU Lady Canons

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