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KIU Rangers return with victory over A1 challenge


By Isaac Akugizibwe

KIU Main Campus-KIU Rangers returned from a three weeks recess with a 76-43 victory over A1 challenge at the MTN Arena on Wednesday evening. The win will hopefully be a big boost to the side who had lost their previous game to JKL lady Dolphins at the beginning of the month.

The Rangers had four players scoring in double figures in pursuit of yesterday's well-deserved victory. Sharon Kirabo managed 19 rebounds captain Ninette Uwineza scored 12 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists while Perus Nyamwege,17 points, three rebounds and six assists to top the best performers list.

KIU Rangers Coach, Roger Sseruyingo thinks yesterday's win wasn't convincing enough though he gives the girls a benefit of doubt. His main query is the way his team starts games.

"They start games so slow with lots of errors. We need to look at a bigger picture and start looking like a semi-final team as opposed to just playing," Sseruyingo said in a post-match interview.

Sseruyingo praised his captain Ninette for her impressive display to inspire the Rangers' escape to victory.

"They’ve been out for long and hopefully this game should loosen up their appetite to play. It’s a good performance mainly from the team captain Ninette picking 13 rebounds and Sharon Kirabo coming up with 19 rebounds," he said.

"Four players in double figures is excellent and if it came from the starting five of Ines Ninette Perus Sharon and Nanyonga," he added.

Sseruyingo was however not impressed with the performance of off-bench players.

"The off-the-bench players need to step up their game a little bit," he advised.

KIU Rangers remain fourth on the NBL women's ladder with 26 points and have now won eleven out of 15 games played so far.

The Rangers return to action on Friday 22nd July when they take on the fifth-placed Angels Basketball Club.