National Basketball League | Results
- UCU Lady Canons 68-61 UPDF Lady Tomahawks
- Livingstone 55-64 Ndejje Angels
UCU Lady Canons registered a 68-61 victory against UPDF Lady Tomahawks in the National Basketball League duel played at the Lugogo Arena on Wednesday, January 31.
The Lady Canons (2-0) extended their positive start to the campaign with now two victories in as many games played in the ongoing campaign.
Shillah Lamunu led the Lady Canons with 15 points and eight rebounds while Aziida Nabayunga as well dropped 15 points and six rebounds.
Christine Namyalo and Stella Maris Lunkuse scored 15 and 14 points respectively as the Lady Tomahawks tried to turn around the game late.
The game started on a very slow note with either side struggling to convert. But still, UCU Lady Canons were the better side, creating an 11-point deficit at the end of the quarter (16-5).
The second quarter was more entertaining with both sides improving offensively. The Lady Canons finally got the ball dropping from outside the paint as the lead widened by 19 points (37-18) at the break.
Coming into the third quarter, the Lady Canons were on top of their game creating a 33-point lead with three minutes left to play. However, it was an electric end to the third quarter as Lunkuse dropped five points shortly after Namyalo’s big three-point jump shot as the Lady Tomahawks reduced the deficit to 25 points (59-34) at the end of the third quarter.
Namyalo’s jump shot from outside the paint got us underway into the final quarter breathing life into the Lady Tomahawks’ camp. It was their best block of the game as they dropped 27 points while they limited the Lady Canons to only nine.
It was interesting to see how Lady Canons head coach Nicholas Natuhereza trusted his bench to complete the game even when it looked like the Lady Tomahawks nearly took it at the death of the game.
The Lady Canons will return to action on Friday, February as they take on KCCA Leopard in a very tricky encounter.