Dubai based Rose Ouma scored 26 points for Kenyan champions Eagle Wings who started their regional title chase campaign with a 75-64 triumph over Uganda Christian University (UCU) on day one of the Zone 5 Basketball championships in Kampala. Eagle Wings are in Pool B alongside Uganda Christian University and Don Bosco from Tanzania.
Eagle Wings who had travelled by road on Sunday night arrived in Kampala on Monday morning for the match ten hours later. Despite the fatigue, the Kenyan side started with power leading in all quarters.
Samba Mjomba was the second best scorer for Eagle Wings scoring ten points, “We started slow in the first quarter because of fatigue from the long road trip but it is encouraging we managed to start positively. The scores could have been better.” Samba Mjomba said after the match.
The team will rest on Tuesday with their next match scheduled for Wednesday against Don Bosco.
Winners of the competition will represent Zone 5 at the African championship in Ivory Coast later in the year.
DAY One results
KCCA (Uganda) 63 (16/15/13/19) Vs Berco Stars(Burundi) 50(12/20/11/07)
SOIGI MARTHA 15PTS BERCO KAUME SIFA 18PTS
FLAVIA OKECHO 12PTS NEZERWA INES 17PTS
Tuesday 21st Fixtures
KPA vs Jeshi,
KCB vs Jeshi,
Urunani vs Savio,
DMark Power vs Sudan
Pool A Urunani (Burundi), Kyambogo Warriors (UG). Savio (Tz),Espoir (Rwanda).
Pool B KCB(Kenya),D Mark Power (UG), ABC(Tz),South Sudan.
Pool A : KPA,KCCA (UG), Jeshi Stars (Tz),Barco Stars (Burundi )
Pool B: Eagle Wings (Kenya) ,UCU (UG),Don Bosco TZ,
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