Brenda Ekone stands exceptional as JKL Lady Dolphins discipline KCCA Leopards in game two of the semi-finals| National Basketball League Women Playoffs

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By Aisha Nabukonde

While at YMCA Stadium, the untouchable JKL Lady Dolphins tipped off their title defense with a win in game two semi-finals of the 2022 playoffs.

The unbeaten Lady Dolphins thumbed the KCCA Leopards 65-52 to win game two at YMCA Stadium, Wandegeya.

The defending champions who are yet to see defeat this season continued to show that they are ahead of playoff competition.

The Lady Dolphins showed their intentions clearly at the start of the game as they converted every attempt they made.

By the end of the first quarter, the unshakable JKL Lady Dolphins had 17-12 at the expense of the KCCA Leopards.

This was attributed to Brenda Ekone who was very efficient, and effective with outstanding performance throughout the game.

The game’s best player was senior shooter Brenda Ekone who netted 20 points, Hope Akello with 12 points, Stella Nikuze, Stella Oyella, and Flavia Oketcho did a very big role in converting the rebounds and defending their counterparts.

The JKL Lady Dolphins’ other players that contributed to the win were; Ritah Imanishime and Evelyn Nakiyingi, among others.

Unlike in game one, the KCCA Leopards had a slow start as it was 8-0 in the first third of the first quarter in favor of the unstoppable JKL Lady Dolphins.

Meanwhile, the losing KCCA Leopards in the second quarter tried to come back into the game as they scored 15 points as compared to quarter one where they had 12 points.

In the second, third, and fourth quarter, the JKL Lady Dolphins had no more sympathy as they stretched their lead to a 13 points difference at the game end.

Captain Angella Namirimu, a three-point gun shooter just scored 14 points by end of the game as Ruth Letaru and Catherine Haruri tried to add some soup to the game as they defended and dogged the biting Lady Dolphins.

KCCA Leopards’ other players that contributed to the games include; Susan Rebecca Aanyu, Becky Longom, Martha Soigi, and Catherine Leticia Awor among others.

The two sides return for game three on Friday the 16th of September as the two-time defending champions seek for a place in the finals.

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