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NBL: KCCA Leopards Win Game 4 to Level Series

National Basketball League
KCCA Leopards 71-63 UCU Lady Canons

After losing the opening two games, no rx KCCA Leopards seemed to be headed for a sweep against defending champions UCU Lady Canons but incredible performances have seen Timothy Odeke’s team level the series at two all.

A resuscitated show in game three enabled KCCA win 58-54 and the Leopards once again put up a stellar performance to win game four and even the series at 2-2.

Leopards won 71-63 in the game played at the YMCA outdoor court on Wednesday.

Like in the previous games, UCU Lady Canons started the better side taking the first quarter 21-15 but KCCA improved in the remaining three sets.

With Moreen Amoding, Martha Soigi and Flavia Oketcho, the Leopards made a perfect trio that troubled UCU KCCA combined for 25 points in the second period while the defending champions were limited to just 15 and Timothy Odeke’s team headed into halftime leading with a 3 point gap(40-37).

KCCA Leopards had gained momentum marching Canons every attempt in a close game and the trend kept out even after recess.

Canons scored 11 points in the third set while Leopards managed one more to create a 4 point gap heading into the final minutes.

A solid start in the final quarter saw the gap widen and UCU never recovered eventually the game ending 71-63 in KCCA’s favour.

Moreen Amoding led the scores with a game high 15 points, while Martha Soigi and Flavia Oketcho adding 13 and 12 points respectively.

Vilmar Achieng’s 12 points and 14 rebounds for UCU Canons seemed futile on the day.

Game five is slated for Friday at YMCA.

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