Our Savior Stop Power In Playoffs

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Power made a great come back ensuring a tie of 40 -40 before Our Savior took a slim lead of 47-46 by the end of the third quarter.

Our Savior Basketball team on Friday evening stopped Tiger Head Power 60-53 in the National Basketball League play-off game at the MTN Arena, Lugogo.

The win makes it 1-1 after after Power edged Our Savior last week 84-57.
The Our Savior team side took charge of most of the quarters as the Power side had several turn overs. The first and second quarters ended 17-9 and 29-20 in favor of Our Savior.

Power made a great come back ensuring a tie of 40-40 before Our Savior took a slim lead of 47-46 by the end of the third quarter. The fourth quarter saw Our Savior lead 60-53 as the power side fouled to stop the clock from ticking.
Our Saviors' Stephen Mwesigye scored a game high 21 points, while Power's Joseph Ikong made 14 points. The two sides now face off in a final decider game next week.

Meanwhile in the ladies category, Just Kip Living (JKL) Dolphins were the second team to qualify for the semi finals after they edged KIU Rangers 73-64. KIU's Florence Nanyonga picked a game high 24 points, while JKLs Peace Nakirinja made 22 points.
On Sunday, Pemba Warriors and Uganda Christian University Canons face off in a knockout game as the two teams are tied at 1-1.

The UPDF who lost to defending champions Oilers also face off in the second game, Star times falcons who lost to KIU in the first games also have to put up a better game t remain in the contest.


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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.