KCCA Leopards Vs MUK Sparks 6:30pm
DMark Power Vs KIU Titans 8:30pm
Dmark Power doesn’t need to be playing excellently well to win games and this has been proved for much of this season. However there are opponents that you have to be convincing enough to beat and KIU Titans is just one of those. The two sides face-off this evening at YMCA in the second round clash.
Power (14-4) eased past UCU Canons a couple of weeks back but grinded for a come-from-behind 51-43 win over Victoria University Heaters last weekend. The defending champions have to play better against Titans (12-5) who are getting back on track from a slump at the start of the second round though they suffered a setback over the weekend.
Titans handed Power their first loss of the season in June with a 71-67 edge out after holding off a late run by the league giants. Ali Salim scored 17 points to lead KIU’s team play in that game. KIU lost to Warriors in their last game and Richard Osano fell short of a triple double by 3 rebounds and assists. He commands and organizes KIU’s defense as well important in the university side’s offensive play. If Osano along with Moses Olobo, Michael Makiadi and Joshua Etalu don’t get into foul trouble, KIU will be difficult to break down off dribbles and on the inside while Francis Kasekende and Salim Ali have to run the offense with massive help from Osano.
Power relies a lot on interior scoring from their back court much as at time damage is done from outside when Ben Komakech, Isaac Afidra and Joseph Ikong get their shots falling. The Enabu brothers quick hands and Isaac Luggudde’s inside game may cause trouble for KIU especially if they make many trips to the line.
In the women’s division, former champions KCCA Leopards play MUK Sparks. Sparks lost to school side Crane High in their last game while Leopards blew out another high school side Nabisunsa.