UCU Lady Canons head coach Nick Natuhereza (Red) talks to players during a time out Credit: Tsaubah Stone
  • Game 1: Saturday, September 8
  • Game 2: Sunday, September 9
  • Game 3: Wednesday, September 12 (If necessary)
[/media-credit] Zainah Lokwameri will be key for UCU Lady Canons Credit: Tsaubah Stone

UCU Lady Canons have been unstoppable over the last three years, winning three National Basketball League titles.

They have found little resistance on their way to the finals with the exception of last season when JKL Lady Dolphins stretched them to the limit.

The Mukono based side starts their title defense against steely KIU Rangers in the first round, with first of the three-game series set for Saturday.

While Lady Canons lost part of the core of their front court, with point guard Rachael Muwanguzi and shooting guard Ritah Imanishimwe leaving for A1 Challenge and JKL Lady Dolphins respectively, in came Rhoda Nagitta, Hajjara Najjuko among others.

UCU’s front court only got better with Rose Akon coming of age to join the core of Zainah Lokwameri, Sarah Ageno and Vilma Achieng.

And KIU’s quartet of Maurine Atulinda, Mefia Masudi, Rachael Odhiambo and Brenda Aujat will have too much to deal with in the series Lady Canons are expected to sweep.

KIU’s back court pair of Aisha Nakabubi and Esther Marion will have to be at their best to slowdown Rosine Micomyiza who directs UCU’s traffic offensively.

Regular Season Results

  • UCU Lady Canons 46-36 KIU Rangers
  • KIU Rangers 45-68 UCU Lady Canons

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

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