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NBL: KIU Outscore Nkumba as Falcons Roast Tomahawks

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KIU's Geoffrey Soro (left) looks on as his teammate jumps for a lay-up

Sunday July 16

Men’s results

Falcons 55-51 UPDF Tomahawks

Nkumba Marines 53-77 KIU Titans

Our Saviour 45-42 Sharing Youth

Ndejje Angels 59-76 UCU Canons

There were interesting ties on Sunday at YMCA outdoor court in Wandegeya that had some mouthwatering University basketball derbies in the National Basketball league.

KIU titans managed to overcome a stubborn Nkumba marine side with a 24 point game.

The score-gap of 24 points may not truly suggest what happened on the court as the game was 29 all square by the end of halftime.

Collin Kasujja and Michael Bwanga scored 15 and 11 points respectively to add on Sudi Ulanga’s 17 points as the Titans cruised to a 77-53 victory against Timothy Odeke’s Mariners.

Titans coach Hamza Nyambogo who played without Ivan Lumanyika, Edwin Katergga and Francis Sokoroza had this to say on the team’s victorious performance:

“It was a terrible start because we lost the first quarter, and we took long to get into the game as we lacked the team chemistry, but it’s not an excuse because we managed to fight back and win,” Nyambogo said.

“We still have 4 games to go, 2 big teams to play that is Warriors and Betway Power which are our direct rivals.”

In the other games on the day, Dickson Asiku reached 16 points as Falcons picked their second win of the season with a 55-51 victory over UPDF Tomahawks.

Raymond Muhumuza’s Sharing Youth threw away a 6 point lead in the last 5 minutes of the 4th quarter to eventually lose 45-43 to Our Saviour.

The last game of the long day saw UCU Canons who also began from the losing side after conceding 9 unanswered points, rally back to win 76-59 against Ndejje University Angels.

Fadhil Chuma led the way with 14 points for Nicholas Natuhereza’s Canons.

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