Wednesday July 26
Sharing Youth 59-68 Pemba Warriors
Ronnie Mutebi’s Pemba Warriors came back from an 8 point deficit in the first 2 quarters to record a 59-68 win against a stubborn Sharing Youth side at a cold Wednesday in Wandegeya in the Men’s National Basketball League.
It surely was not going to be an easier ride for the Kyambogo based team after losing their unbeaten streak recently against Oilers in Lugogo.
But losing the first quarter by 14-13 and going down again by 30-22 into the long break looked like a mission impossible for the Warriors.
It looked like a job well executed for the Sharing Youth side with Malek Lino, Emma Okumu, Tony Gatwech, Tonny Okello and Nasser Jakisa all sparking brilliantly, and nothing seemed could go wrong.
Back from the long break, Warriors’ Syrus Kiviiri and Danny Amisi decided to take the game on their shoulders as the pair combined for 10 points and the team took a 30-32 lead with only 3 minutes played into the 3rd quarter.
Michael Dangerman Ntumba Buzangu joined the party with a bang, notching in 3 consecutive shots from way down-town as the Warriors continued to exert dominance, ending the third quarter with a 41-48 lead.
Warriors’s prowess never deteriorated in the last quarter as they scored more 20 points to take the day with a deserved 59-68 hard fought victory.
Syrus Kiviiri led the charts with 22 points, one better than his team mate Michael Buzangu and Sharing youth’s Tong Gatwech.
Emma Okumu and Tonny Okello of Sharing Youth scored 16 and 11 points respectively.
The win was Pemba Warriors’ 7th of the season, with just one defeat suffered throughout.
Warriors’ next 3 games to end their first round
KIU Titans on July 28 at Lugogo
Nkumba Marines on August 6 at YMCA
JKL dolphins on August 9 at YMCA