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NBL: Betway Power Stun KIU Titans

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Sunday Okot (White) goes for a shot outside the 3 point arc

Friday August 4

KIU Titans 56-64 Betway Power

KIU Titans completed their first round fixture with a disappointing 56-64 defeat against an indomitable Betway Power in a highly contested game played on Friday evening at the MTN Arena in Lugogo.

Michael Makiadi who had a slow start earlier in the game hit a double-double of 20 points and 20 rebounds to help his side comeback from a 5 point deficit in the last 10 minutes to win an 8 point game.

Titans’ Michael Bwanga and Chris Omanye scored 15 and 13 points respectively but their efforts were not enough to stop Arnold Lando’s side.

Power who missed the services of Isaac Afidra and Diego Anghemi added a new guard on their roster; Willy Nijimbere from Urunani and a close source told ChimpReports that the Burundian has been training with the club recently.

How the drama unfolded

Betway Power had a dream start leading 13-21 in the first quarter but they were pegged back Kazungu Ethienel and Sudi Ulanga combining for a chase as Titans took a 32-30 lead at the long break.

Titans scored 13 more points and limited Lando’s side to only 13 as they led 48-43 going into the last quarter.

The decisive quarter saw Makiadi score 5 unanswered points to tie the game 48-48 into the first three minutes of the last quarter.

Willy Nijimbere added 6 points, combining with Paul Odong at one stage for an alley-oop as the Burundian showcased his exquiste skills towards the basket.

Titans were limited to only 8 points in the last quarter as Betway Power sealed their 56-64 victory, their 8 win of this season so far.

Next for Betway Power is a tricky tie this Sunday against Ndejje University Angels at the MTN Arena in Lugogo.

The defeat is Titans’s second in the row and third overall, City Oilers and Pemba Warriors are the other teams to have recorded victories against Hamza Nyambogo’s side.

KIU Titans season Round one wrap up.

Ndejje Univ Angels 66-69 KIU Titans

KIU Titans 68-41 JKL Dolphins

KIU Titans 72-41 Sharing Youth

KIU Titans 70-55 Our Saviour

UCU Canons 43-55 KIU Titans

City Oilers 73-64 KIU Titans

KIU Titans 53-40 UPDF Tomahawks

Nkumba Marines 53-77 KIU Titans

Falcons 51-95 KIU Titans

Pemba Warriors 75-74 KIU Titans

KIU Titans 56-64 Betway Power

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