Lady Canons scoop silver

Rita Imanishimwe, Rachael Muwanguzi, Zaina Lokwameri and skipper Vilma Achieng with silver medals shortly after the event

The Lady Canons came away with silver, and the Canons settled for bronze in the Federation of Africa University Sports (FASU), three-on-three all Africa championships held on April 30 at the United States International University (USIU), Nairobi, writes FRED HIDULA. “I think we were a little complacent and confident and this cost us in both games,” Nicholas Natuhereza, the university basketball coach, said. “The competition is tense, more skill-oriented and allows players to express themselves,” he added. This serves as a qualification tournament for the world university championships to be…

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Historic: Lady Canons beat KCCA to lift record sixth league title

Lady Canons Captain, Vilma Achieng receives the trophy from a FUBA official on December, 15 at the MTN Arena, Lugogo. (Courtesy photo)

BY FRED HIDULA Regarded as  underdogs  by analysts despite being reigning champions, the Lady Canons again showed that the virtue  of  teamwork    can supersede that of individual quality. The Lady Canons are now the champions of the National Basketball League (NBL)  having lifted the cup in 2016 after defeating KCCA Leopards  66-61. During the match, Ritah Imanishimwe led with a team high 16 points while Vilma Achieng added 13 and nine rebounds and Judith  Nansobya added 10 for the Lady Canons, winning the  series 4-3 against (KCCA) Leopards. In…

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Lady Canons stumble

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BY STAFF WRITER UCU Lady Canons once again blew the chance to stretch their series lead over KCCA Leopards in Game 4 of the Pepsi National Basketball League playoffs final on November, 30 at YMCA. KCCA, who are four-time champions, were 2-0 down to a more inexperienced Lady Cardinals before levelling the game 2-2. The Lady Cardinals took charge of the first quarter 21-15 with Sarah Ageno, Ritah Imanishimwe and Vilma Achieng steering their side. Prior to Game 4 on Wednesday, KCCA coach Timothy Odeke wanted his side to defend…

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On to the final

The Lady Canons seeking to retain the championship they won last year

Lady Canons sweep series 3-0, qualify for 10th straight league final As many fans  and pundits expected, the Lady Canons have made it through to the finals of the 2016 FUBA National Basketball League after sweeping A1 Challenge 3-0 in the semi-final play-offs, writes RONALD AWANY Vilmah Acheing scored 27 points and 15 rebounds, Judith Nansobya bagged 19 points while the speedy Rosine Michomyiza managed nine points and nine assists as the Lady Canons completed an 80–57 swoop over A1 Challenge on November 13 at Lugogo Indoor Stadium. The defending…

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THE SOBER PERSPECTIVE: The championship is yours to lose

BY RONALD AWANY On November 13, the Lady Canons beat A1 Challenge 80-57 to complete a 3-0 sweep in the women’s semifinal play-offs of the Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) National Basketball League (NBL). If they fail to bring the trophy home that will be a surprise to many, given the consistent dominance of the team since its inception. Coach Nick Natuhereza has achieved great success with the Lady Canons and this season he will want to add another winners’ medal to his cabinet. For a team that has…

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Ambitious: Lady Canons top league, await playoffs semis

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BY RONALD AWANY 2016 PEPSI QUARTER-FINAL PLAYOFFS FOR MEN -CITYOIL VS UPDF TOMAHAWKS KIU TITANS VS STARTIMES FALCONS -POWER VS OUR SAVIOUR PEMBA WARRIORS VS UCU CANONS (October 21, 8pm YMCA, Kampala) After narrowly missing out on Zone V glory in Dar es Salaam, the Lady Canons returned hoping to reclaim domestic glory in the league. With three games to go till the end of the regular season, Nick Natuhereza’s outfit picked up a crucial win against KCCA Leopards. But surprisingly, they lost to KIU Rangers on October 16. Either…

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