- Ndejje Angels 66-67 Sharing Youth
Despite losing their season opening game to UCU Canons, Sharing Youth showed the mantle of a team capable of upsetting a better side.
And on Wednesday night at YMCA, Sharing brought down Ndejje University Angels 67-66 in overtime for their first win of the season.
While both side struggled to execute in the first quarter in front of empty stands at YMCA, Ndejje were the better side in the 10 minutes and led 11-7 thanks to Gauthier Baderha and Innocent Ochera.
Sharing then stepped up a little in the second quarter to lead 2018 at the half before Ndejje again took charge of the game 40-34 heading into the fourth quarter.
Ndejje who were seeming in charge leading by 10 points with three minutes to play gave up a 3-pointer that ignited Sharing’s 10-0 run to tie the game at 53 with 43 second on the clock. Baderha put Ndejje ahead with 29 seconds but Stephen Otoa put the Nsambya side ahead 56-55 with a foul basket.
Ndejje coach Walker Obed called for time and on return to the floor, Emmanuel Okumu sent Ochere to the line with 5 seconds and the guard connected on one of the throws to send the game into overtime.
Ton Gatwech scored 6 of his team-high 18 points in extra time to lead Sharing. Otoa and Okumu contributed 15 and 12 points respectively.
Ochera had game high 23 points in a losing effort and so were Baderha’s 16 and Derrick Katumba’s 10.
Sharing Youth will face title contenders KIU Titans on Sunday, June 4 and on the same day Ndejje will play UPDF Tomahawks.