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30 March 2024 | Basketball

National Basketball League | Friday Results


  • A1 Challenge 42-65 UCU Lady Canons
  • KCCA Leopards 81-83 JKL Lady Dolphins


  • KIU Titans 86-56 Livingstone
  • UCU Canons 65-53 Namuwongo Blazers

UCU Canons registered a 65-53 against Namuwongo Blazers victory in the National Basketball League encounter played at Lugogo Arena on Friday evening.

The Canons compounded Namuwongo Blazers handing them their third loss in the ongoing campaign.

Canons’ victory was inspired by the thrilling performances of Peter Sifuma, Jimmy Otim, and Jerry Kayanga.

Sifuma led the Mukono-based side with a double-double of 13 points and 15 rebounds. 

Point guard Otim had a game-high 17 points and Kayanga added 10 points to inspire the Canons to their fifth win in the seven games played thus far.

No Blazer scored double-digits as Micheal Makiadi and Innocent Ochera netted eight points each.

The Canons opened a seven-point lead at the end of the first quarter (20-13) and extended the advantage to 15 points heading to the long break.

Returning from the locker rooms, the Blazers led the third period (14-11) but still trailed by 12 points.

In the final quarter, the Blazers dug deep to try and launch a comeback reducing the deficit to four points (57-54) with three minutes to play but the Canons held on and secured a 12-point victory.

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