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Super League: NIC climaxes first round on a high, humbles Prisons to go second

by Nnalubaale Sports
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The defending champions, National Insurance Corporation Netball Club climaxed first round of the season on a high.

They defeated Prisons Netball Club 54-58 on Wednesday evening at Kamwokya Community Sports Center to go second on the log with 18 points.

NIC and Prisons gave their fans a good display in the tight contest. The first quarter ended 14-12 in favour of NIC and they maintained the lead throughout the four quarters.

Prisons looked so down from the first quarter, made a number of errors especially in the third quarter and Christine Namulumba wasn’t sharp enough to lift her side despite the fact that she is the shooter who scored the most goals, 43.

Coach Ali Mugisha revealed that his team showed class and individual brilliance, things which they lacked against KCCA and Weyonje.

“The girls won the game for themselves, they showed the class, I always tell my players that class is permanent and form is temporary,” Mugisha noted adding

“They used their individual brilliance and talent. The very qualities they didn’t show against KCCA and Weyonje.” Mugisha asserted.

His counterpart, Imelda Nyongesa failed to tell what happened to her players basing on the wanting performance they had displayed.

“The game was ours, but we started at a slow pace, the girls were too casual, I don’t know what happened to them, I can’t even tell,” Coach Nyongesa told Nnalubaale Sports.

But she asserted that the league is still open and that they will bounce back stronger in the second round.

In other results, the table leaders, KCCA wound up first round with a 100% record, they beat Police NC 48-46 and topped the table with 22 points.

The most successful team of the day Luweero jumped out of the relegation zone with two wins registered on the last day of first round, they beat Africa Renewal University (46-44) and Posts (48-31).

On a low note, Weyonje Netball Club got a walkover against Mutelx Life Sport who didn’t show up for the game.

Prisons NC shooter Christine Namulumba is the league top scorer after first round with 430 goals followed by Seera Zam of NIC with 384.

Africa Renewal University 44-46 Ugx Luweero
Weyonje 60-00 Mutelx Life Sport (walkover)
Ugx Luweero 48-31 Posta Netball Club
Police Netball Club 46-48 KCCA Netball Club
Prisons Netball Club 50-54 NIC Netball Club

Photo credit: Jackson Kayira

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