Basketball

Power bury Sunday blues to cruise to victory

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By ISMAIL DHAKABA KIGONGO & ELVIS SENONO

Posted  Tuesday, June 24  2014 at  01:00

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Basketball. Ex-champions Warriors picked their second win in five, holding off Vegetarian 62-55.

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KAMPALA.

Philip Ameny opted to celebrate his birthday 24 hours later than he would have as Tiger Head Power sought to bury their well-documented Sunday blues.
A fortnight after the five-time champions Power lost 44-56 to lowly Vegetarian despite Ameny’s game-high 20 points and six rebounds, they wanted to stem the rot.
While all other players in the Airtel National Basketball League live an almost similar lifestyle, it’s Power who often bare the largest wounds from Friday and Saturday nights.
Staying indoors worked this time as Power won two games. First, they beat Ndejje University Angels 68-48 at YMCA court on Friday. They followed that up with their most dominant display of the season, thumping newcomers Sharing Youth 86-63 at Makerere on Sunday. Kenyan centre Ameny scored 20 points and five rebounds. Thereafter, the ‘real’ birthday party with endless chants of “Power Power Power, Oye Oye Oye, Power, Oye…,” could start.
Norman Blick and Abdullahi Ramadhan added 17 apiece and Paul Odong contributed 14 to partly deliver on the promise of a dominant revival season. “Now we can have the party we sacrificed,” Ameny said. Sharing’s long day had Kutai Gatwech score 16 and Tony Okello 14.

AIRTEL NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE

M: Power 86-63 Sharing
M: Power 68-48 Ndejje
M: Vegetarian 55-62 Warriors
W: KCCA 67-31 Nkumba
W: A1 Challenge 25-36 KIU

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