UGANDA : Manjasi boy sets record

Lubiri High53-68 Ssaku
Rock High 45-21 Jovoc
Old K’la 81-37 Jinja SS
Jovoc 26-63 Lubiri High
Manjasi 67-44 Jinja
Kalinabiri 49-78 Old K’la
Ssaku 49-31 Rock High
Buddo55-15 Rock High
Jinja 7-48 Maryhill
Manjasi 38-16 Kalinabiri
Ssaku 17-8 Kalinabiri
Today (boys’ quarters)
Old K’la v Jovoc
Ssaku v Jinja SS
Manjansi v Lubiri

Elvis Onyango scored 44 points, the highest by any player in the ongoing Sprite schools tournament as hosts Manjasi recovered from their opening day defeat to hammer Jinja SS 67-44 yesterday. Onyango’s performance, though, couldn’t mask the rate at which the school – a hitherto a basketball powerhouse– has lost its bite. The mention of Manjasi in the late 90s would send chills down the spines of opposing teams but the hosts can’t even dream of winning such a tournament with the class being exhibited by Old Kampala and title holders Ssaku.

Old Kampala made the quarterfinals without a loss in three outings, completing their sweep with a come-from-behind 78-48 victory over Kalinabiri SS. Nakawa Division’s Kalinabiri took a 20-16 first quarter lead but made countless errors in the second.