Defending champions City Flamers cruise through a tough Mooni team |2022/23 Mbale Basketball League

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By Lydia Nandutu

Defending champions City Flamers basketball team defeated team Mooni with a score of 86-70 in leg one of the regular season at Mbale SSS basketball court yesterday, August 26th.

The game was a close one throughout, but City Flamers kept their lead intact with a 7 points margin almost being squandered to 1 point in the 3rd quarter. 

Fourth quarter saw Gideon Ewotu bring in the clutch time plays as he tortured the defence and had free throws against Mooni. 

City flamers Captain Raphael Ocom made 2 game-winning three pointers to put City Flamers up with 2 minutes on the clock and it became evident Flamers would take it home.

Flamers “coach player” Denis, stamped on the City Flamers’ win in the final seconds scoring a 3 pointer amidst a criticizing fan’s chant.

City Flamers began their campaign to defend the title with a score of 105-46 against Mbale SS City Jaguars in the season opener followed by a fall to team Talas (68-78).

Team Mooni as well defeated Mbale SS City Jaguars 79-46 in their first game followed by a defeat to team BallUp (44-69).

The 2022-2023 Mbale Basketball League (MBL) tipped off on 3rd August with seven teams competing including Mooni, Mbale City Flamers, Mbale SS City Jaguars, new comers (Nabumali High School and Tororo Tigers), BallUp and Team Tallas (Namatala). 

This year’s season has Nabumali High and Tororo Tigers as the newcomers.

Mbale Basketball League is a regional league under Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) as one of their development (D) leagues in the country. 

MBL receives support from the federation in terms of equipment, capacity building (training) and balls.

Team BallUp leads the table standings with 6 points followed by City flamers (5 points) and Mooni third with 4 points.

Only four teams will qualify for the playoffs.

Next up is Tororo Tigers against Talas on 28th of August.

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Pico

Good article with most of what we needed to know.
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