Friday July 21
Ladies: KIU Rangers 67-59 Lioness
Lioness’ run of poor form continued in the National Basketball league with a 59-67 loss against Kampala International University’s ladies Basketball team (KIU Rangers) on Friday at MTN Arena in Lugogo.
In a closely contested game, Lioness held a slight 40-39 lead going into the last quarter before Nimrod Kaboha’s Rangers scored more 28 points to snatch away the victory.
Rangers’ Fionah Apiyo led the way with 19 points but it was her team mate Moureen Atulinda who gave the team a needed balance with a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds.
This was KIU Rangers’ second victory of the season since their last victory against the Gladiators.
This was the first time this Season that Lioness have scored past the 40 point-mark in all their 7 matches this season.
Derrick Mbusi’s Lioness has not won a single game this season, having lost to Magic Stormers, UCU Lady Canons, Nkumba Lady Marines, JKL lady Marines, A1 Challengers, KCCA leopards and now KIU Rangers.
Next on Lioness fixture is a winnable game against Javon Ladies this Sunday before ending their first round campaign with Gladiators.