UCU Canons Hand Nam Blazers Third Loss

Friday, March 29
•A1 Challenge 42-65 UCU Lady Canons
•KIU Titans 86-56 Livingstone
•KCCA Leopards 81-83 JKL Lady Dolphins
•UCU Canons 65-53 Nam Blazers

UCU Canons secured a commanding 65-53 victory over Nam Blazers at Lugogo, dealing them their third loss of the season in the National Basketball League.

From the opening whistle, UCU Canons exhibited sheer dominance, racing to a commanding 20-13 lead in the first quarter.

Their momentum didn’t wane as they extended their lead to 42-27 by halftime, firmly establishing their grip on the game and never looked back.

Key players for UCU Canons showcased stellar performances, with Peter Sifuma leading the charge with an impressive double-double of 13 points and 15 rebounds. Jimmy Otim contributed 17 points, while Jerry Kayanga added 10 points.

Despite Nam Blazers’ valiant efforts to stage a comeback, they were unable to bridge the gap in the second half. None of their players reached double digits in scoring, with Joseph Chuma standing out with 15 rebounds, and Michael Makiadi and Innocent Ochera each contributing 8 points.

This defeat marks the third setback for Nam Blazers this season, following losses to Our Saviour and Dmark Power and the team concludes the first round of the competition on a disappointing note.

Meanwhile, UCU Canons picked their fifth victory in seven games in the first round of the league.



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