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KIU Titans render Power powerless


By Isaac Akugizibwe

KIU, Main Campus-KIU Titans took their winning streak to four in a row with yet another impressive display against Power basketball club whom they beat 65-77 on Sunday evening.

Second-placed Power went into Sunday’s encounter as a team looking to stop the rampant KIU Titans but that eventually became too much an assignment for them as they were condemned to dance to the same tunes, City Oilers, JKL Dolphins and Falcons have danced in recent weeks.

The Titans had five players score in double figures with Isaiah Mabeny Ater standing out, scoring 16 points, five rebounds and six assists while Ahmed Kassa was back to his best putting forward 16 points, two rebounds and two assists.

Fidel Okoth Odour added 11 points,11 rebounds and an assist and Michael Otieno joined the elites fold at 11 points, six rebounds and three assists to complete the tally.

KIU remain fourth on the NBL men's ladder with 34 points, just two points below leaders City Oilers and one point below Power while noisy neighbours, Namuwongo Blazers are third with 34 points as well.

KIU's victory over Power on Sunday has intensified the battle for the top three places and the boys in green have hope that they can move further upwards if they maintain their winning rhythm in the remaining three fixtures.

The Titans' next game is against stubborn UPDF Tomahawks after which they will play Our Saviour and finally Brian Wathum's KCCA panthers basketball club.

With the zeal, thirst and charisma the Titans have shown in recent weeks, it's possible they can beat all the above opponents but as coach Raymond Muhumuza recently said, they will have to approach each game according to available circumstances.