Universities Show Intent In Zuku League

22nd March 2014 results      


Kisubi Brothers University 24 – 83 UCU

Kampala University 39 – 32 St. Lawrence

UMU 35 – 54 Cavendish

Ndejje 71 – 37 St Lawrence

UCU 37 – 26 Kampala University

Makerere University 90 –03 IUIU (Women)

Following the official launch of the ZUKU University basketball league on Thursday, the games’ excitement resumed at the Ndejje University main campus in Luweero district.

Kisubi Brothers University square off a UCU player on Saturday
Kisubi Brothers University square off a UCU player on Saturday

Makerere University ladies grabbed all the headlines for the right cause as they whitewashed Islamic University of Uganda in a completely one sided game that ended 90 – 03.

The Claire Namunu and Treasure Nababuzizi duo shared a game high 18 points with Namunu parrying 8 rebounds and 2 assists while the latter had rebounds.

IUIU ,making a debut in the basketball circles, failed to score in the opening two quarters while the half time marked glued at 36 – 00.

However, Shifah Assimwe’s successfully executed two pointer and a free shot in the 3rd and final quarters saved face for IUIU, much to the delight of the crowd.Zuku

In the other games, UCU overwhelmed Kisubi University 83 – 24. Jonathan Egawu top scored with 16 points and 7 rebounds with Amos Okello Okongo registering 12. Kisubi’c Charles Habonimana had 7 points coming off in the last quarter as they made a desperate catch up quest.

Towering Lino Clement was the start attraction as Cavendish clawed gallantly to a 54 – 35 victory over Uganda Martyr’s University, Nkozi.

The lanky center forward scored 9 points, registering 8 rebounds and 4 assists but it was Nkozi’z Mark Jerry Mayanja who had the last smile as he top scored with 17 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist.

The passionate crowd was treated to entertainment from self-styled rappers, Martha Oceans and Foreva, much to their delight prior the closing two games.Zuku1

UCU won their second game of the day with a narrow 37 – 26 victory over Kampala University in a game Jonathan Egawu was fouled out in the last quarter of the game with 5 minutes left on the clock.

Hosts, Ndejje University inspired by James Okello reserved the best for the last moment. Okello had a game high 20 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assist, in his team’s 71 – 37 humiliation of St Lawrence University.

Sedar Segamba reserved face for St Lawrence with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists.

Ndejje University tactician, Walker Obedi hailed the level of commitment from his troops for the decent showing.

“I respect my opponents and I congratulate the boys for the work done. The best is yet to come, thank you ZUKU T.V for the initiative. Hopefully the league gets better as we move along”, Obedi signed off.

The next series of games will be played at UCU next weekend on 29th March 2014Zuku8 Zuku9Zuku8Zuku7Zuku6Zuku5Zuku3Zuku2Zuku10

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