Rebecca Buhendwa | Credit: Viva Osuna

Sunday Results

  • W: UCU Lady Canons 69-34 A1 Challenge
  • W: Nkumba Lady Marines 57-67 Miracle Ravens
  • M: Ndejje Angels 83-90 City Oilers
  • M: UCU Canons 59-46 JKL Dolphins

Saturday Results

  • M: Ndejje Angels 76-73 Victoria University
  • M: KCCA Panthers 68-74 JKL Dolphins
  • M: KIU Titans 51-77 Our Saviour
  • M: Nam Blazers 113-55 Tropical Royals
  • M: UCU Canons 73-45 Falcons

Since making four consecutive finals from 2007 to 2010, A1 Challenge has been on a downward spiral dotted with a few seasons of promise.

The struggles for the 2005 champions have been apparent for the last decade and have culminated in the side getting relegated from the Tusker Lite National Basketball League.

A1 Challenge (3-15) had to fight for survival with Nabisunsa (3-15) but with the school side having a better head-to-head, A1 will now play in Division One.

A1’s fate was sealed on Sunday following a 69-34 defeat to UCU Lady Canons at YMCA to complete the normal season second from the bottom on the 10-team log.

They thus join Nkumba Lady Marines who were the first side to be relegated from the division.

In the men’s division, City Oilers completed their regular season schedule with a 90-83 win over Ndejje Angels. Francis Azolibe (23 points & 11 rebounds) Tonny Drileba (21) and Davis Christopher (19) scored in double figures as Jimmy Enabu dished out 14 assists for Oilers (19-5).

Cikom Monybai and Samuel Ajak poured in 26 points each and Joseph Kumbai added 14 for Angels (9-13) who need to hold off Tropical Royals to survive relegation.

UCU Canons beat JKL Dolphins Peter Sifuma led the way with 17 points & 8 rebounds, Titus Lual added 16 points while Fadhil Chuma pulled down 14 rebounds as Canons (17-5) ascended to third on the table.

Malual Dier (14 points &10 rebounds), Mabor Makol (13 points), and Ayiik Ayong (11 points) scored in double figures for Dolphins (10-13).

The regular season will be completed this week.

Fixtures

Wednesday, August 10

  • Ndejje Angels vs. Tropical Royals
  • Our Savior vs. Power

Friday, August 12

  • KCCA Panthers vs. UPDF Tomahawks
  • JKL Dolphins vs. Nam Blazers

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

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