UCU Basketball bags gold at Afro-Varsity games

By Ian Asabo

The UCU Canons and Lady Canons won gold medals at the FISU Afro Varsity 3×3 games held at the United States International University in Nairobi, on Sunday. The Canons beat Ndejje University 21-8 in the final game.

“It was a really good experience for us despite the travel issues, but we went and proved that we are the best side and just can’t wait to represent Africa next fall”, said Canons captain Titus Luwal, in appreciation of the Teams’ efforts.

UCU emerged victorious in all its six matches, securing a ticket to the FISU University 3×3 World Cup games in Xiamen, China, from 20th to 23rd October 2021.

The Lady Canons were represented by Rose Akon, Priscilla Abbey, Shakirah Nanvubya and Nandutu Martha. They defeated ISEG of Senegal (20-12) in the final, winning the gold averaging 16.7 points.

Lady Canons player (blue) in action. Courtesy photo.

The Men’s team, Canons, were represented by Titus Luwal, David Deng Kongor, Fayed Bbaale and Rodgers Dauna. They defeated Ugandan counterparts and defending champions Ndejje University in the final, with a score of 21-8, averaging 20.3 points.

Selected scores

Men’s category

  • Uganda Christian University 21:2 University of Rwanda
  • Uganda Christian University 21:11 University of Zambia ( semi finals)
  • Uganda Christian University 21: 8 Ndejje University ( final)

Women’s Category

  • Uganda Christian University 17:10 United States International University Africa.
  • Uganda Christian University 16: 7 Makerere University ( semi finals)
  • Uganda Christian University 20:12 Superior d’ Entrepreneurship et de Gestion Senegal.