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NBL: JKL Lady Dolphins Beat KCCA Leopards to Win Season Opener

JKL Lady Dolphins 70:49 KCCA Leopards

The 2018 Champions JKL Lady Dolphins defeated KCCA Leopards in their season opener of the 2019 National basketball League at Lugogo Indoor Stadium.

The game which started at slow pace for JKL Dolphins saw them score 12 points in the first quarter as KCCA Leopards also scored 12 points in the first quarter

The second quarter was quite different as KCCA Leopards scored 13 points while JKL Dolphins would only score 7 points.

In the third quarter JKL Lady Dolphins came back with good defense and offense as they scored 28 points while KCCA Leopards would only afford to score 6 points.

The fourth quarter was a bit different because KCCA tried a comeback and they scored 13 points as JKL Dolphins had 23 points.

The game ended 70-49 in favor of JKL Lady Dolphins

Jamila Nansikombi, The USPA Player of the 2018, MVP Playoffs 2018 again won an accolade as she was recognized as the FUBA Player of the match as she scored 20points. Jane Asinde was also in double figures with 13 points and 8 rebounds.

KCCA Leopards guard, Cynthia Irakunda scored 11 points in the game.

Commenting about the game, JKL Dolphins guard, Jamila Nanksimbi said, “it was a good fight from the team, this is just the start of the season so we expect more energy and desire to win games”

“As the champions we shall make sure that we work on our mistakes and strengthen the team chemistry more. We need to retain our championship and we can’t let our fans down”, she added.

The NBL 2019 games resume on Saturday 13th 2019.

Saturday Fixtures

MUK Sparks Vs KIU Rangers

YMCA Lady Hamstars vs UCU Lady Canons

UMU Ravens Vs A1 Challenge

Kampala University vs KIU Titans

Falcons Vs Sharing Youth

KCCA Men vs Warrior