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KIU Rangers Ease Past UPDF Lady Tomahawks

By Isaac Akugizibwe

KIU Main Campus -KIU Rangers made it two wins in as many games of the second round of the National Basketball League (NBL) when they beat UPDF Lady Tomahawks 82-51 at the Lugogo Indoor Arena on Wednesday.

KIU Rangers, who have now won 11 out of 13 games played so far this season are fourth on the NBL-Women's table.

The game marked the return of Point guard Patience Karungi from injury and was greatly inspired the team's Captain Ines Kanyamuneza and her deputy Sharon Kirabo who scored the game's highest 16 points a piece.

Kanyamuneza added three rebounds and an assist, while Kirabo beefed her tally with seven rebounds and two assists.

Mary Moses Amaniyo, 13, and Brenda Ayere, 10, also scored in double figures for KIU Rangers.

It was a night to remember for Brenda Ayere as she scored her first-ever double for the KIU Rangers.

"I am impressed with my performance today; it gives me motivation to do better, and I hope I can do better," Ayere said post-game.

"I must say the hard work I am putting in to improve my craft is beginning to pay off. I want to thank my teammates for their trust and teamwork," she added.

Patricia Alado was the best rebounder for the Rangers, as she posted the game's joint-highest 11 rebounds on top of eight points and an assist.

"It was a great team effort, and I want to credit the Rangers for this victory, "KIU Rangers Head Coach Julius Lutwama said Post game.

"I'm happy that we did most of the things we've been practicing, and it's very exciting that we are having a positive start to the second round," he added.

KIU Rangers will return to action this weekend with two back to back games, against Magic Stormers on Saturday, May 4th, and Kampala University Lady Eagles on Sunday.