Nam Blazers hang on to edge KCCA Panthers

Namuwongo Blazers survived a second-half surge from KCCA Panthers to register a 91-83 win on Wednesday night at YMCA. The result was reminiscent of the Blazers’ previous two games against JT Jaguars and Ndejje Angels where they had to hang on for victory. Namuwongo jumped to an early big lead that ballooned to 16 points […] The post Nam Blazers hang on to edge KCCA Panthers appeared first on Kawowo Sports.

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  • Miracle Ravens 63-71 Magic Stormers (OT)
  • KCCA Panthers 83-91 Nam Blazers

Namuwongo Blazers survived a second-half surge from KCCA Panthers to register a 91-83 win on Wednesday night at YMCA.

The result was reminiscent of the Blazers’ previous two games against JT Jaguars and Ndejje Angels where they had to hang on for victory.

Namuwongo jumped to an early big lead that ballooned to 16 points by the end of the opening period. The lead hovered above 20 for the majority of the second quarter and early in the third.

Down 21 with under 3 minutes to play in the third quarter, KCCA started a comeback closing out the frame trailing by 14 points (53-67).

Gias Mahamba and Stephen Otoa cut the deficit to a single digit at the start of the fourth quarter but a pair of treys from Innocent Ochera put Blazers up by 15.

KCCA then went on a 14-0 scoring run to come within a point (72-73) midway through the quarter but a defensive lapse on transition gifted Blair Wadaya a layup that was followed by a mid-range jumper from Joseph Chuma to put ice on the run.

The game remained close for the final four minutes but Blazers managed to hang on for an 8-point win and their fifth in succession.

Chuma led the Blazers with 22 points and 15 rebounds, Wadaya contributed 17 points off the bench and Ocheraa chipped in with 16 points.

Michael Makiadi netted 10 points and pulled down 14 rebounds while Daniel Gaaki had 11 points and 10 assists in a team effort for Namuwongo.

Meanwhile, Davis Asiimwe poured in a game-high 25 points in a losing effort. Mahamba (19 points) was the only other KCCA player to reach double figures.

Brenda Alyano | Credit: FUBA / Tony Otto

In the Women’s Division, Magic Stormers out lasted Miracle Ravens 71-63 on overtime behind Kur Ajah (17 points, 17 rebounds), Jesca Namugala (15 points, 5 assists) and Daphine Adong (14 points).

Brenda Alyano (20 points), Mariam Naamukwaya (15 points) and Winfred Akello (10 points, 15 rebounds) scored in double figures for Ravens.

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