KIU Rangers 46-33 MUK Sparks
KIU Titans 64-67 Dmark Power
It wasn’t certain that KIU Titans would put up a strong performance against Dmark Power. Power played their guts out for a 67-64 win over Titans Friday night at the MTN Arena. Paul Odong scored 11 points including a pair of throws that took Power up 65-64 with 1:01 to the final horn.
Titans (5-3) started the game strong both defensively and offensively. They held power (9-0) to season low 9 points in the first quarter as they built a double digit lead that was nearly maintained through the first half. KIU held on to the lead and went into the fourth quarter leading by 5. Power opened the final quarter with a 12-2 run on four successive 3-pointers in two minutes to lead for the first time (55-50).
Titans responded with a 6-0 run spurred by Francis Kasekende (16 points) to go up 56-55 with just over four minutes. The teams matched shot for short till Odong was sent to the line to hit the go-ahead throws for Power. Mickeal Makiadi missed a possible game winning lay-up after a coast-to-coast drive. Power called for a time out and on return Norman Blick (8 points, 8 rebounds) drew a foul and sunk both resultant throws with 3 seconds closing the scoring for the night.
Chris Omanye had 10 points for KIU and Edwin Katerega added 9 points and 9 rebounds. KIU were edged on the glass 56-52. Ben Komakech and Isaac Afidra also scored 11 points for Power, Joseph Ikong had 9.
KIU Rangers meanwhile beat MUK Sparks 46-32 in the women’s game. Susan Amito scored game high 15 points and picked 11 rebounds to lead Rangers (5-2) and Judith Nansobya contributed 10. Margie Ashaba led sparks (2-6) and Norah Namutosi chipped in with 8 points and 11 rebounds.