Martha Soigi looks to drive past UCU's Rachael Muwanguzi Credit: KCCA Media
[/media-credit] Martha Soigi looks to drive past UCU’s Rachael Muwanguzi Credit: KCCA Media

KCCA Leopards 71-63 UCU Lady Canons | Series tied 2-2

Last Friday, KCCA Leopards looked like a side that would get swept by UCU Lady Canons in the National Basketball League playoffs final.

The four-time champions were 2-0 down to a largely inexperienced UCU side but on Sunday, the Leopards pulled a game back though not in a convincing fashion.

Prior to Game 4 on Wednesday night, head coach Timothy Odeke wanted his side to defend better and he exactly got that as Leopards beat Lady Canons 71-63 to level series.

Like it had been in the previous three games, KCCA started slow as Vilma Achieng, Ritah Imanishimwe and Sarah Ageno took charge of the first quarter for UCU that they led 21-15.

KCCA turned up the heat in the second quarter spreading the offensive duties to go into halftime with a 40-37 lead.

The second half was about defense with KCCA taking away UCU’s transition as well as shutting out Judith Nansobya and Imanishimwe.

Moreen Amoding scored game high 15 points, Martha Soigi added 13 points and picked 9 rebounds while Flavia Oketcho and Joy Chemtai contributed 12 and 10 points respectively.

Achieng had team high 12 points and 14 rebounds for UCU, Ageno added 11 points and 12 boards. Imanishimwe and Nansobya chipped in with 11 and 10 points respectively in a losing effort.

Franklin Kaweru is the Editor in Chief of Kawowo Sports. He is an ardent basketball enthusiast.

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