by Ismail Dhakaba Kigongo
UCU Canons 83-95 Marines
Crane High 31-103 KIU Rangers
Falcons v UCU Canons
Warriors v Miracle
KCC Leopards v UCU Canons
Reigning women’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) Flavia Oketcho will be the star attraction as she features for KCC Leopards against her old side UCU Lady Canons in one of the most thrilling game in the regular season of the MTN-Fuba National Basketball League.
The women’s collision is sandwiched in between two enticing men’s games featuring Kyambogo Warriors against Miracle Eagles while UCU Canons face off with six-time champions Mogas Falcons. Singer Tonix is set to lift the roof prior to day’s last game. Oketcho (33 points against Magic Stormers) has wasted no time in gelling with Miriam Hamala and Sylvia Kawe to set the KCC Leopards rolling but holders from Mukono will provide a stiffer challenge in the on-form trio of Lorraine Akinyi and Frances Nabulobi.
“Of course she attracts all the attention that any good player would demand. We won’t be targeting her (Oketcho) because we have to try and impose our own game on them (KCC Leopards),” Nabulobi warned.
In a crunch men’s game, Falcons, will seek to build on the momentum gathered so far since the opening defeat to champions DMark Power when they face ‘inconsistent’ UCU Canons who were conquered 83-95 by Nkumba Marines on Wednesday night.
KIU Rangers also humbled Crane High 103-31 in the only women’s game on Wednesday evening.