UCU 100 IUIU 35
Cavendish 54 KU 35
IUIU 43 Kisubi Brothers 37
Ndejje 76 Cavendish 69
Ndejje 72 St Lawrence 48
UMU 80 IUIU 31
KU 57 UMU 40
UCU 101 IUIU 31
St Lawrence 40 KU 39
UMU 60 Kisubi Brothers 33
Ndejje 65 Bugema 14
Tues, 1st April 2014
UMU Vs UCU (Women) – 2p.m
UMU Vs UCU (Men) – 4 p.m
Playing only their second basketball game in their entire history, Cavendish University’s men basketball side proved a handful for giants Ndejje University Angels in the maiden Zuku University Basketball League on Saturday.
Obed Walker’s Ndejje Angels play in the Airtel National basketball league and were tasked to whip a hapless Cavendish team whose nucleus is made up of South Sudanese refugee students but the minnows matched Ndejje point for point before the Luweero based side broke sweat in the final quarter to win 76-69 at UCU Mukono main campus.
To the crowd, the best team lost!
For the second weekend running, Jonah Otim continued with his match winning and his 28 points with James Okello’s 15 pushed Walker’s Angels to victory. Jacob Tocmac and Gatwech Kutai were Cavendish’s stars with 25 and 18 points respectively.
“This is just the beginning of our sports ascendancy,” Fred Mufta the Cavendish University Uganda Sports coordinator tells Red Pepper Online.
“By May 2014 we shall have assembled a strong team to take part in other Sports disciplines like beach soccer, woodball and tennis,: the retired FIFA referee vows.
Mufta reveals that the Kansanga based institution is yet to offer sports scholarships like other universities but with time it will also be able to attract the best talents in the country.
In Group A, Nick Natuhereza’s UCU enjoyed an ego-soothing weekend with back-to-back laughers against Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU). UCU thumped IUIU 101-31on Saturday before demolishing them 100-35 on Sunday. UCU lead Group A with six points, two ahead of Makerere, who were inactive.