By Isaac Akugizibwe
KIU, Main Campus-KIU Rangers take on Angels Basketball Club this evening, an encounter that Roger Serunyingo's lady Rangers must win to maintain pressure on table leaders JKL lady Dolphins, UCU Lady Canons and KCCA Leopards respectively.
But the Rangers will miss the services of Point guard Ines Kanyamuza who injured her ankle in Wednesday's triumph over A1 challenge and will only hope Racheal Akinyi passes a late medical test to cover up. Kanyamuza joins the other guards in Fildauce Namuleme and Mary Moses Amaniyo who are still nursing injuries.
Nevertheless, KIU Rangers Coach, Roger Serunyingo is Confident, his team will still give Angels, a better run for their money.
"The Angels are a very competitive team. They’ve competed with the top 4 teams ahead of them to every second of every game. They will bring their A-game tomorrow but I believe my troops are up to the task and challenge," Serunyingo said in a pre-match interview.
"The Ranger ladies know what’s at stake this season and will do what it takes to secure the Angels’ game. It’s one of our prioritized games for the second round," he added.
With all the guards absent Sseruyingo is likely to use small forwards to play in the backcourt.
"Sharon, Patricia, and Cuke are downplaying that role for now," he admitted.
A victory for the Rangers tonight will help them reduce the gap between them and JKL lady Dolphins who lead the NBL women's ladder with 32 points, eight above fourth-placed KIU Rangers.