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NBL: JKL Lady Dolphins beat UCU Lady Canons in overtime to maintain perfect run

(Photo: FUBA)

Tusker Lite National Basketball League
Friday Results
*JKL Lady Dolphins 74-63 UCU Lady Canons (OT)
*UCU Canons 82-55 KIU Titans

JKL Lady Dolphins remain the only unbeaten side across all top tier divisions (men and women) in the Tusker Lite National Basketball League (NBL) after they beat Uganda Christian University (UCU) women’s side Lady Canons 74-63 in overtime in a heated game on Friday evening at the MTN Arena, Lugogo in Kampala.

Lady Canons forced their second overtime of the season after they leveled matters 61-all at the death but only managed two points as Lady Dolphins recovered to win by 11 points.

Hope Akello was the standout player for Lady Dolphins, shooting 19 points and 16 rebounds. She claimed the Tusker Lite player of the match prize for a second time in a row.

Hope Akello (left) is presented player of the match accolade by Radio City journalist Peter Tabu. (Photo: FUBA)

Other standout players for Lady Dolphins included Taidenciah Oluoch with 9 points,15 rebounds and 1 assist. Flavia Oketcho had 10 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists while Evelyn Nakiyinji posted 12 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists.

In a losing, Rose Akon led UCU Lady Canons with 28 points, 19 rebounds and 4 assists. If released had gone their way, she could have taken home the player of the match award.

UCU ‘s Millicent Otieno as usual returned good scores and this time she managed 15 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists. Shakira Nanvubya had 7 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists.

JKL Lady Dolphins who have won all their 10 game are fourth on the table with 20 points but have played three games less than leaders KIU Rangers who have 23 points.

UCU Lady Canons on the other hand are second on the 10-team table with 21 points after 13 games.

Meanwhile, in the other game, UCU men’s side Canons consoled their female counterparts by easing past fellow university side KIU Titans off a 82-55 victory later in the night.

The Tusker Lite National Basketball League resumes this Saturday and will run throughout the weekend.


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