UCU Canons 68-58 Ndejje University Angels
The UCU Canons overcame a 20 points first half hole to defeat Ndejje University Angels 68-58 on Sunday night at YMCA.
Guard, Joseph Wacha stepped off the bench to lift Canons (2-1) with game high 18 points, connecting 8-of-9 shots from the floor.
Despite missing their two big men – Brian Ssentongo and Jeje Chaka,
Ndejje got off a flying start with point guard, Micheal Otieno (18
points) lighting up the scored board to end the first quarter leading by
14 points (23-7).
However, that was all for Ndejje. While Canons’ offense woke up as
the game progressed, Ndejje’s went to bed despite their 15 points lead
UCU started the third quarter with a 16-4 run to chase down Ndejje
and levelled the game at 41 before Ndejje edged ahead to go into the
final quarter leading 48-45.
UCU’s offensive spark continued in the final quarter and took the
lead for good with under four minutes. Temperatures rose at Ndejje’s
technical bench and head coach, Walker Obedi earned a technical in the
Derrick Katumba the only available big man for Ndejje contributed 16 points and picked 9 rebounds in a losing effort.
After sitting out aginst Oilers, UCU’s center Ivan Lumanyika returned with 11 rebounds and 6 points.