By Isaac Akugizibwe
KIU Main Campus- KIU Titans bounced back to Winning ways with a thumping 78-57 win over Falcons at the MTN Arena in Lugogo on Wednesday. 21-year-old Ahmed Kassa led the assault scoring 26 points, two rebounds, and one assist.
After a disappointing defeat to noisy neighbors Namuwongo Blazers on Friday, the Titans needed a strong redemption against the Falcons and the mood of each member of the team was evident that the Falcons would never survive the rampage. The Titans needed not only a win but also a strong statement for the odds.
Ahmed Kassa's impressive performance this season took another step as he took to the command of the assault on the Falcons with a couple of captivating displays including the memorable last-second three. He was deservedly named 'Tuskerlite player of the game.'
"It feels great winning every game. We play together as a team," Kassa said after the match.
Talking about his outstanding performance, Kassa said, "lt was good ball movement as a team and finding open spaces and coordination that helped me get good shots."
" Trusting each other and playing for one another was key in our victory," he added.
Small Forward Edgar Munaba also continued to prove indispensable putting forward 18 points,19 rebounds, and six assists. The 22-year-old could have on another day been the man of the match had it not been for Kassa's exceptional individual performance.
Joseph Dramaza and captain Henry Okoth were also brilliant in yesterday's win. Henrison Mbaziira was the star man of the Falcons but his 18 points,10 rebounds, and two assists could not help his team overcome a ruthless and more determined KIU side. Walter Omonyi and Jurua Vinnie also proved another danger to the Titans but were rendered ineffective too.
The Titans remain eighth on the NBL table and must win the remaining two games if they are to be assured of automatic qualification to the Playoffs.
Yesterday's game was watched physically by 300 people excluding those who attended online and those on television.