Warriors Stop UCU Canons in NBL Playoffs

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In short
The canons led the first and second quarter 22-13, 33-29 respectively before the warriors made a return in the third quarter ensuring a tie of 50-50. The Warriors made most of their three pointers count in the fourth quarter, as the canons failed to convert their free throws despite being fouled.

Pemba Warriors last evening stopped Uganda Christian University (UCU) Canons in a hotly contested basketball league game at YMCA, Wandegeya.

The canons led the first and second quarter 22-13, 33-29 respectively before the warriors made a return in the third quarter ensuring a tie of 50-50. The Warriors made most of their three pointers count in the fourth quarter, as the canons failed to convert their free throws despite being fouled.

The games ended 69-65 in favor of the Warriors.

UCUs Brian Namake and Stephen Wundi made 20 and 19 points respectively while Warriors Mark Opio Okidi and Cyrus Kiviri made 19 and 15 points respectively.

The loss means UCU must win their second game still with Warriors next week if they are to advance in the semifinals in the best of the three play offs. UCU last year played finals with defending champions City Oil.

In the ladies category, A1 challenge defeated Javon lady phenoms 61-40. A1 Challenge's Susan Amito went a game high 25 points while Javons Rhodda Nagiita made 16 points.

On Sunday, City Oilers face off with UPDF, KIU Titans with star times falcons, JKL Ladies and KIU Rangers while Power tussles Our Savior.
 

 

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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.