BY STAFF WRITER
“They have shown great character, determination, hunger and consistency game after game.”
These were the words of a fan after the UCU Canons triumphed 60-51 over Ndejje University Angels in the FUBA National Basketball League (NBL).
The two sides met in another all-university encounter as the Canons extended their season streak to 3-1, on May 27, at Lugogo Indoor Stadium, in Kampala.
The win was the third consecutive one for Nick Natuhereza’s side who have since recovered from the 53-38 league opening loss to Our Saviour.
Canons’ captain, Jonathan Egau, applauded his teammates for their zeal.
“We have the chemistry working again. We need to work harder and do a lot more shooting, be quicker and more creative on the transitions,” he said.
Unlike in previous matches where he did most of the donkey work and missed out on the top scorer’s sheet, Canons’ Brian Namake managed a game high double, scoring 16 points and picking 11 rebounds.
The team produced a speedy combination of good defence and antagonizing offence to end the first quarter 27-16.
Things however slowed down in the second quarter with the Canons and Ndejje Angels both managing a staggering ten and nine points respectively. The third and fourth were not any different as the Canons continued to dictate possession and hold on for a nine point game win.
The game between the Lady Canons and A1 Challenge, which was to be played on May 29, was postponed till further notice as the latter were involved in funeral arrangements.