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KIU Titans overcome KCCA in thriller


By Isaac Akugizibwe

KIU, Main Campus-KIU Titans needed some extra-ordinary resilience and a touch of class to beat KCCA panthers 91-85 in a thrilling encounter at YMCA court in Wandegeya on Saturday evening. This took their impressive run of victories to six out of six.

KIU Titans started strongly claiming the first and second quarter just though with small margins before the panthers attempted a major scare that saw the two sides tally at the end of the third quarter after which they took a two points lead in the first four minutes of the fourth quarter, prompting a ruthless response from the Titans to regain the lead until the end.

Fidel Okoth Odour stood out with 21 points, three assists and 11 rebounds and his physical and Arial prowess were instrumental in KIU's incredible victory.

There were other three Titans who scored in double Joseph Chuma(13points and 14 rebounds), Isiah Mabeny Ater (16 points) and Ahmed Kassa with 10 points.

KCCA's Martin Buluma Ouma scored the game's highest 32 points but wasn't that enough to end the Titans' fine run and grant Brian Wathum victory against his former team.

Despite the impressive victory, the Titans have been displaced from the second position on the NBL men's ladder by Namuwongo Blazers who defeated Victoria University on Saturday to take their winning tally to 17 out of 21 games played.

The Titans who are now third have won 15 games and lost eight but have the same number of points,38 as their noisy neighbours Namuwongo Blazers who have a chance to end the regular season on top if they win their remaining three fixtures.

Raymond Muhumuza's boys will look to make it seven out of seven when they meet Our Saviour basketball club this weekend. This will also mark the end of the regular season for the Titans.