What you need to know:
Basketball. Warriors relied on 12 points apiece from Mark Opio and Joshua Etalu to recover from Wednesday’s 72-62 defeat to Sharing Youth and move to a 9-9 record.
Kampala. There have been some really good games between Warriors and Star Times Falcons; the 2012 final series won 4-2 by the latter quickly coming to mind.
Friday’s meeting between the teams however will not rank high among those. Warriors in the end won it 70-66 in front of a half empty Lugogo MTN Arena.
For long periods though it appeared as if neither side really wanted to win until Warriors took a 42-30 lead in the third quarter.
That seemed to spur the Falcons to life who won the third quarter 20-17 thanks in part to Vinnie Jurua’s game high 13 points albeit not enough to avert a first defeat for new coach Bernard Oluoch.
Warriors meanwhile relied on 12 points apiece from Mark Opio and Joshua Etalu to recover from Wednesday’s 72-62 defeat to Sharing Youth and move to a 9-9 record.
The defeat for Falcons was meanwhile their sixth as they slumped to 11-6 this season.
Today Tiger Head Power who have played only three second round games will seek to improve their 10-4 record with victory against Ndejje University Angels.
The game could also be a first for veteran guard Abdulahi Ramathan who missed the entire first round while away at home in Tanzania.
Today in the Airtel Fuba League
Gladiators Nkumba vs Lady Marines
Amazon Rhino vs UCU Canons
Our Saviour vs Charging Rhinos
Tiger Head Power vs Ndejje Univ. Angels 6pm
Warriors 70-66 Falcons
Amazon Rhino 50-28 KIU Rangers