National Basketball League | Wednesday, 12th June 2019
JKL Dolphins 54- 80 UCU Canons
Kampala University 69-76 Ndejje University Angels
UCU Canons made quick amends after their loss to Power last week with a dominant performance on Wednesday night to ease past JKL Dolphins.
The University side suffered loss to five-time champions Power in their first game of the second round and thus came into Wednesday’s encounter hoping for recovery.
It is exactly what they did, brushing aside JKL Dolphins in a one-sided game that ended 80-58 in favour of UCU Canons.
Not even the delay in tip-off due to a power black out at the Lugogo Indoor Arena deterred Nicholas Natuhereza’s charges from impressing.
And when the game eventually got underway, UCU Canons looked the hungrier side dominating proceedings right from the onset.
On the other hand, Henry Malinga’s side looked to be at sixes and sevens failing to impress like they have done against the supposedly big teams this season.
Out of the 62 attempts from the field, JKL who missed Ivan Lumanyika converted only 20 and settled for only 16% from the attempts at the three-point mark. This explains the kind of game, the team had.
UCU Canons led 21-15 in the opening quarter and even proved better in the second quarter scoring 24 points while limiting their opponents to just eight points and open a 22 point gap before the long interval.
Even when JKL Dolphins made an attempt at a comeback winning the third quarter 17-9 to reduce the gap to 14, UCU Canons still had a 14 gap cushion heading into the final quarter and held on to win 80-54.
David Dikong and Peter Sifuma led the way with 12 points each for UCU while teammates Fadhil Chuma, Jerry Kayange and Caesar Adoke all made contributions in double figures with ten points apiece.
Victory took UCU Canons to 11-3 this season while JKL Dolphins suffered their fourth loss and stand at 9-4.
The two teams will return to court on Saturday with JKL Dolphins seeking recovery against Our Saviour while UCU Canons will face KCCA.
In the other game played on Wednesday, Ndejje University Angels won 76-69 against Kampala University.