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NBL: UCU Lady Canons Win Game 6 to Level Series

UCU's point guard Angela Namirimu evades a block from KCCA's Hilda Naigaga. (Courtesy photo)

National Basketball League Ladies’ Finals
UCU Lady canons 78-75 KCCA Leopards

This year’s champion in the National basketball league (Ladies’ category) will be determined with a decider (game 7) after UCU Lady canons put up a spirited performance to claim game six and level the series.

The University side needed overtime to go past KCCA Leopards in a thrilling game played on Wednesday at the YMCA outdoor court.

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Judith Nansobya was sublime on the night scoring a game high 27 points with eleven coming in overtime.

Nansobya sparked off the game with a 3 point jump shot but KCCA Leopards surged up to take the hotly contested opening quarter 18-14.

UCU Lady canons were brilliant in the second period combining for 16 points while limiting Leopards to just 7 points and took a 5 point lead (30-25) heading into recess.

The intensity kept through even after the break and UCU created a comfortable gap midway through the third quarter.

With 05:54 on the clock, viagra sale Vilmar Achieng made a 2 point jump shot for UCU to lead with a 10 point gap (41-31) although KCCA reduced it to within four at the end of the period.

Nick Natuhereza’s side managed 18 points while Leopards had 19.

The final quarter was more fascinating with Leopards playing catch up play. With a minute and 17 seconds to play, cost Flavia Oketcho made a 3 point jump shot to narrow the gap to two points with UCU leading 65-63.

Oketcho converted from a free throw to give Leopards the lead (66-65) with 45 seconds to play.

However UCU levelled the scores with Ritah Imanishimwe making a free throw to even the score at 66 all and force overtime.

Overtime was literally about Judith Nansobya who made 11 points for the defending champions to win 78-75 and level the series at 3-3.

Nansobya had a game high 27 points while teammate Ritah Imanishimwe added 17. Martha Soigi led the scores for KCCA with a team high 24 points.


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