March 31, 2014

ZUBL: Ladies Take The Day In Mukono

Photos by John Batanudde The Zuku basketball excitement is definitely picking up the momentum. A massive 393 points were recorded in the 5 ladies fixtures played at the Uganda Christian University in Mukono. On a rainy court, the fans never disappointed and held onto the challenging weather conditions to catch the thrilling action.

CU's Purity  Odhiambo(R) Made 49 points  for his side aganist IUIU PHOTO John Batanude
CU’s Purity Odhiambo(R) Made 49 points for her side aganist IUIU PHOTO John Batanude

Kampala University 38 – 19 Cavendish University

Kampala University led from the onset 14 – 2 in the first quarter of the game. The second quarter produced the game’s lowest score as it ended 17 – 7 and by the resumption of the final two quarters, the writing was surely on the wall for a K.U victory as they took the third 8 -6 and cemented the final 38 – 19 score line with a 13 – 6 margin.

Victoria Ondiso and Maggie Wesonga top scored for Kampala University with 12 points apiece while Ramasa Francine was Cavendish’s best performer with 11 points coming off 4 rebounds though with no assist.

Bridjet Nakamoga battles a IUIU layer  at UCU on  Saturday  (1)
Bridjet Nakamoga battles a IUIU layer at UCU on Saturday (1)

IUIU 18 – 36 UMU

Uganda Martyrs’ University will have Xinakuzi Nakazi to thank for a game inspirational performance that saw her score 17 points in her team’s victory.

Half time of this game ended 10 – 14 in favour of the Masaka road based institution. IUIU’s Hamidu Hamaimayi was a real thorn in the flesh of UMU’s back line.

Other recognizable performers for UMU were Mildread Epodi, Sheila Malangu and Gloria Awori with 4,4 and 3 points respectively Ndejje University 67 – 23 Cavendish University 20 points, including 3 three pointers coming from Lillian Zawedde (2 rebounds and 2 assists) helped Ndejje University to a 44 margin win.

Ndejje won all the quarters, 14 – 7, 19 – 9, 18 – 2 and 16 -5 Jane Nabukonde with 4 rebounds and an assist was Ndejje’s second best scorer while Cavendish ‘s Zurah Kuakha had a team high 8 points, and 2 rebounds.

UCU 126 – 07 IUIU

This was a one sided fixture played shortly after the rains.

Purity Odhiambo’s experience dearly paid off with a massive 49 pints, 11 rebounds and 7 assists.

Bridger Nakamoga scored 23 points and Everyn Adhimabo got 20 points while Niswaliba Natongo had a team high 3 points for IUIU.

The quarter scores were 33-2, 24- 0, 25 – 5 and 44 – 0.

Kampala University 36 – 23 UMU

UMU’s Kush Nakazi had the game’s highest scores of 14 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists but the statistics never saved her team from defeat as they succumbed to a 23 – 36 defeat against Kampala University. Victoria Ondiso was best player and sharp shooter for Kampala University with 13 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists.

Half time scores read 17 – 15 in favour of Kampala University . The latter stretched the margin to a 9 points difference (30 – 21) and buried off the game in a low scoring final quarter 6 – 2.IMG_0023IMG_9422IMG_9547

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