UCU Canons Defeat Pemba Warriors

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In short
The Uganda Christian University Canons were in good form beating Pemba Warriors lat night to make it 1-1 in the quarter finals of the National Basketball play-offs.

The Uganda Christian University Canons were in good form beating Pemba Warriors lat night to make it 1-1 in the quarter finals of the National Basketball League play-offs.

The Canons who were last week defeated by Warriors in the best of three play-offs largely dominated and won the game 76-59 at the MTN Arena, Lugogo.

UCU started off well edging Warriors 15-10 and 30-21 by the first and second quarters respectively. The canons maintained their lead in the third quarter 50-33 before finally winning 76-59.
 
Warriors' Jude Ochen made a game high 17 points after making his four three pointers, while UCU's Brian Namake made 16 points.
 
Pemba Warriors and UCU now face off in the deciding game.

Meanwhile in the ladies category, Javon Ladies again lost to A1 challenge 69-74 in the best of three playoffs after. Javon's Sylvia Nakazibwe made a game high 25 points, while A-1 Challenge's Suzan Amito made 17 points. The win means A-1 Challenge qualifies for the semi finals.

 

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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.