29 September 2012

UGANDA : KIU hope to hold on to third place

In Summary
The university side have negotiated their tougher games but remain fifth.
Today at YMCA
Eagles vs. KIU (7.30pm)
Warriors vs. Stormers (5.30pm)
Vegetarian vs. Heaters (3.30pm)
W: Gladiators vs. Nab’unsa (1.30pm)
Amazon vs. Sparks (11.30am)

The race to finish as high as possible in the Airtel National Basketball League continues today with Miracle Eagles facing KIU Titans at YMCA court.
KIU have done the hard yards but still lie fifth at 14-5 though many see them as title contenders. Their final placing may not be decided until next Sunday when they face Falcons.
However, for the Falcons clash to have importance, beating Eagles, sixth at 11-9, and Vegetarian thereafter, is a must. “I am looking at third place as the maximum,” said KIU coach Nimrod Kaboha. They should get there if they match DMark Power’s record, currently 15-5. KIU did a double over the champions.
Earlier this season, Kaboha underlined his intentions in simple terms. “We want to win every game.” It translates into lifting a maiden title. The return to Kenya of Brian Wati mid-way through this season demanded that country mate Michael Makiadi steps up especially on offense. Makiadi awoke from his offensive slumber with 12 points and 13 rebounds in the 61-45 victory over Nkumba Marines last Saturday.
Eagles’ Ivan Rumanyika will pose a sterner test. The No. 12 is coming off a match-winning 18 points and 15 rebounds in the 50-47 result against Heaters. “We struggled with our shots then,” Eagles’ Chris Kyebambe noted.

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