KIU Titans Struggle to Beat Warriors in NBL

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In short
The win leaves KIU unbeaten in the second round of the National Basketball League while Warriors register their third loss.

Kampala International University Titans on Friday evening struggled to defeat Pemba Warriors with a slim 73-69 in a national basketball league game played at YMCA.

The Warriors took a 21-12 lead in the first quarter, before falling to KIU 33-30 and 47-44 by the second and third quarter respectively.
 
Although Warriors made an effort to come close in the last minutes reaching 65-69, two free throws from Chris Basheke gave KIU a comfortable win.

KIU's new signing Jean Hakizimana made 19 points while Pemba Warriors' Philip Ameny went a game high 21 points.
  
The win leaves KIU unbeaten in the second round of the National Basketball League while Warriors register their third loss.
  
Meanwhile in the ladies games Javon Ladies edged A1 Challenge 68-64 in a hotly contested game. Javon's Sylvia Nakazibwe and Sandra Asiimwe each made 18 points while Bazira Elizabeth made 14 points.

 

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Alex Otto
“Journalism that changes lives is my goal,” Alex Otto has said on more than one occasion. That is his career’s guiding principle. Has been since he was a radio journalist in the northern Ugandan town of Gulu in 2009.

Otto passionately believes his journalism should bring to the fore the voices of the voiceless like the shooting victims of Apaa. Otto tries in his journalism to ask tough questions to those in positions of authority.

Based in the Kampala bureau, Otto is especially interested in covering agriculture, politics, education, human rights, crime, environment and business. He has reported intensively on the post-conflict situation in northern Uganda.

A URN staff member since 2014, Otto previously worked with The Observer Newspaper from 2012 to 2013 and later the Institute for War and Peace Reporting IWPR based in Gulu.

He was the URN Gulu bureau chief 2014-2016.