UCU Lady Canons vs. KCCA Leopards – YMCA, 8:00pm
After the first two games of the National Basketball League women playoffs finals, there were no signs of a Game 7.
Defending champions UCU Lady Canons were in charge of the series 2-0.
However, KCCA Leopards turned up in Game 3 and edged the university side 58-54 to pull a game back. The four-time champions went on to dominated the next two games to assume a 3-2 series lead.
With all momentum in KCCA’s favour, UCU forced overtime in Game 6 through Ritah Imanishimwe’s free throw and out lasted Timothy Odeke’s charges in extra time on Wednesday night.
Tonight, the division heavy weights lock horns in the championship game at YMCA.
Judith Nansobya and Imanishimwe may have a big say in the game offensively for UCU albeit being turnover prone, but the key for Nick Nituhereza’s charges is playing a little more and better defense.
Sarah Ageno and Velma Achieng (who fouled out in the last game) will have to be better at denying Martha Soigi the drive and the pick with Flavia Oketcho. Denying Soigi and Muhayimina Namuwaya second chance points will go a long way in helping the Mukono side successfully defend the title.
For KCCA Leopards, Odeke needs to get Moreen Amoding and Joy Chemutai more shots. In Amoding, KCCA have the best shooter of the ball from distance and good on the drive, while last year’s normal season MVP Chemtai mastered her mid-range shot.
With Oketcho, Soigi and Muhayimina being priority for UCU on defense, Amoding and Cheche could get some good looks.