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Riham Warriors Sink Galaxy Falcons


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MEN: Falcons 62-66 Warriors

WOMEN: Gladiators 40-100 UCU

Renowned for their physical approach to the game Riham Warriors was the better side of the day as they took all four quarters banking on first breaks and offensive rebounds. In the 1st quarter Falcons put pressure on the defending champions getting 11 points while Sam Samanya’s side sunk in 14 points.

In a high scoring 2nd quarter Warriors opened the gap with 32 points as Falcons got 20 points to put the half time scores at 32:20 in favor of the Warriors.

In the last two quarters Warriors’ endurance was vital as they kept the match on a high tempo with Falcons finally failing to keep up though they occasionally overtook courtesy of Uganda captain Stephen Omwony’s brilliance. The 3rd quarter ended 44:42 then van Enabu sealed off the win with 2 crucial game winning free throws in the last quarter to register a resounding 66:62 victory.

Warriors’ new signings Tanzanian forward Sylvian Yunzu Maige (Savio), former Charging Rhino guard Mark Opio (back from studies in India) and returnee Micheal Kariuki also made appearances.

Falcon’s Omony was the match’s top scorer with an impressive 25 points despite the loss while Warrior’s Ronnie Kasewu recorded 24 points to hand Falcons their 4th loss.

In the only ladies played on Friday at the MTN Arena, UCU Lady Canons registered a 100-40 win over Gladiators to keep their unbeaten run intact.


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