By Ismail Dhakaba Kigongo
Results (men) – Sunday
KCC 71-96 UCU
Ssaku 78-86 Sky Jammers
Crane 92-68 Stormers
Stone 64-70 Heaters
Sparks 74-61 Nabisunsa
Perfection is slowly creeping into UCU Canons like a whirlwind and now the Mukono-based side is two games away from finishing the entire MTN-Fuba League first round unbeaten.
On Sunday, UCU easily steam-rolled KCC Lions 96-71 at YMCA court, Wandegeya thereby stretching their winning streak to nine. Only KIU Titans and Mountain Dew Falcons stand in the university team’s path. And Nick Natuwereza, the UCU coach, believes his side is far from perfect though he couldn’t downplay the steps made from last season’s flirt with relegation.
“Definitely, we are much better than last season. This doesn’t mean that everything is okay. Defence is lacking as teams score easily against us while offense is poor at times,” Natuwereza said.
Experienced Geoff Omondi returned to the team after a one-match absence to sink a team-high 17 points, his brother Robert Mugabe added 13 whereas the Enabu brothers, Jimmy (8) and Ivan (2) had an off-day.
KCC were not threatened in UCU’s wake as Jeje Chaka (20), Andrew Okot (14) and Ivan Kasozi (11) fought hard but it was all in vain as their side trailed 18-25, 13-18, 22-19 and 18-34 in the four quarters respectively. “Our target now is to finish the first round on a high and try to play better in the second,” the youthful coach told Daily Monitor. UCU face KIU this Friday with the awaited Falcons’ date coming a week after.