The Women’s National Basketball League Playoffs Finals will, more likely, go full length after UCU Lady Canons tied the series two-all on Wednesday.
Zainah Lokwameri who, on the coach’s decision, sat out Game 3 on Sunday evening returned and paced Lady Canons to a 69-58 win.
Consistent offensive production from the Lady Canons saw them assume a 10-point lead (38-28) at the break.
JKL tried to rally back in the third quarter and trimmed the deficit to 5 points Stella Oyella’s pair of throws mid-way the period but Lokwameri and Sarah Ageno shot Lady Canons back into a double-digit lead before Ritah Imanishimwe and Hope Akello pulled Lady Dolphins within 7-points (52-45) going into the final period.
Brenda Nakitende made a lay-up to start the final quarter and JKL was within five points nut Rhoda Naggita, Rose Akon, Ageno and Lokwameri helped Lady Canons see out the game know the series.
Lokwameri finished with game-high 15 points, 5 rebounds and as many assists while Akon and Naggita contributed 14 and 11 points respectively. Ageno’s 12 points and 17 rebounds coupled with 5 helpers earned the player of the game award.
Oyella matched game-high 15 points while Akello, the other dolphin to reach double figures, had 10 points. Flavia Oketcho, Muhayimina Namuwaya and Evelyn Nakiyinji all scored 8 points apiece.