KAMPALA- Ndejje University have never won the National Basketball League (NBL). Every regular season, however, they account for at least one title contender.
A 59-58 win over reigning champions City Oilers a fortnight ago was followed by a 63 -52 victory over Betway Power on Sunday to complete their ritual.
The result meanwhile also ended the only unbeaten record left in this Tusker Lite sponsored season.
The latter had started the season with 9-0 run prior to Sunday’s game including a 65-56 win over KIU Titans on Friday.
But they never recovered after a slow start on Sunday losing the opening period 21-11 and trailing in all subsequent quarters.
Nunda Kiryowe led the university side with 12 points while Salim Kisily and Samuel Ajack added 11 points apiece.
This was despite David Opolot’s best efforts in draining a game high 13 points for the Betway sponsored side.
City Oilers, meanwhile, ended their first round on a high after 68-63 result over Sharing Youth clinched a third straight win as they concluded the first round with an 8-3 sequence.
Burundian Landry Ndikumana starred with a game high 23 points and 12 rebounds for the Oilers who held on for victory despite Sharing claiming the final two quarters 20-17 and 25-19.
Caesar Kizito led three other Sharing Youths in double figures with 20 points including 13 in the final period and a pull up jumper that brought them to within two with 3:47 left.
Sharing meanwhile dropped to 5-6 to conclude the first round.
Sunday NBL results
Magic Stormers 52-70 70 UCU Ladies
Sharing Youth 63-68 City Oilers
Our Saviour 58-71 UCU Canons
Ndejje Univ. Angels 63-52 Betway Power