05 May 2015

UGANDA : Ndejje secure second straight Zuku title

Malumbete Ralethe, the president of the Africa university body, Fasu, hands over the trophy to Uganda Christian University (UCU) after they beat Makerere to win the Zuku University Basketball League at Lugogo. Photo by Ismail Kezaala 

Posted  Tuesday, May 5  2015 at  01:00

Kampala. UCU’s Richard Ongom missed one of two free-throws in the final second to hand Ndejje University their second straight Zuku University Basketball Championship at the Lugogo MTN Arena on Saturday.
Ndejje won the closely contested tie 53-52 in what was also a repeat of last year’s final.
James Okello was the hero for Ndejje despite missing two free throws with 4.7 seconds left.
The forward scored a joint game high 16 points, converting one of two free throws with less than 14 seconds left to increase Ndejje’s lead to 53-51.
Jonah Otim added 12 points while Joseph Wacha and Brian Namake scored 16 and 13 points respectively for UCU. UCU were more fortunate in the ladies’ final, avenging last year’s loss to Makerere with a 61-59 victory. Velma Achieng scored 19 while Purity Adhiambo added 18 points for UCU’s narrow escape.
Joy Chemutai was unlucky to be on the losing side, having scored a game high 28 points for Makerere in the close encounter. The league will climax this weekend with an All-star game between Uganda and their Kenyan counterparts.
M: Ndejje 53-52 UCU
W: Muk 59-61 UCU
M: Muk 63-43 UMU
W: Mubs 46-57 Nkumba 57.

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