Makerere University basketball team maintained their 100% run in the Zuku Uganda University Basketball League. This was after beating Kampala University 77 to 66 at Makerere University grounds. The visitors had nothing to play for but to honor their last fixture in their century. Makerere team entered the game 59 points that is after winning 386 points and conceding 327points.
All the quarters were dominated by Makerere with the first quarter ending 23 to 9, the second quarter ending 36 to 17, third quarter 52 to 17, and final quarter 78 to 66.
In spite of this Kampala University dominated the third quarter forcing Makerere to ask for time out four times in the entire quarter to put things right. The former almost bridged the gap between them and the hosts making to some point a difference of only five.
Kampala University Coach, Joseph Ntanzi admitted that this season was a bad one for them. This is because most of their players had fatigue and this forced them to use some of the young players. Besides they are trying to build a new team which will compete vividly in the next season. Kampala University has finishes this season at the bottom of the century with no win.
“We are building a new team which will compete vividly in the coming season though I cannot rule out fatigue of our major players,” said Ntanzi.
Makerere University’s Tonny Ileba who is seen by most players as the potential MVP winner was instrumental in the game. He won over 7 three pointers in the entire four quarters of the game. Ileba who played the entire game was cheered by the fans as he was dribbling the ball past the KU players.
The captain was happy with the win saying that they look forward to taking this season trophy. The win was like a boost to Makerere players as they are preparing to face Busoga University in the quarter final on Friday in Lugogo. The win will see them facing them face Ndejje University in the semi finals.