By Isaac Akugizibwe
KIU, Main Campus-KIU Rangers displayed yet another breathtaking performance when they beat Kenyan Basketball Premier League defending champions KPA basketball club, 67-60 in a friendly match on Monday evening.
The Kenyan outfit took an early lead and went on to win the first quarter but the Rangers relentlessly turned the game around though it remained tight till the last quarter when the Rangers widened the deficit to seven.
The Rangers embarked on accurate, fastball movement to counter the overwhelming physical ability of the Kenyans and this left coach Rogers Sseruyingo basking in pride. He could see his efforts at work with teamwork at its best.
"Teamwork getting better every other day," Coach Roger Sseruyingo testified when asked about the key take-home from Monday's game, in a post-match interview
"They had good ball movement and shared the ball more. Good offence many times can dictate your defense," he acknowledged.
Sseruyingo as however warned his players to avoid being carried away with a win against the East African giants for the season is still young.
"We are not yet there. There’s a lot of work to do with the girls and I hope they don’t get so excited and carried away. It’s a long way to the end of the season," he said.
KIU Rangers kick off the second round of the 2022 National Women's basketball league with two back to back games against UCU Lady Canons and Miracle Ravens this weekend.