Zainah Lokwameri helps Rwandan side to league title

With the Federation of Uganda Basketball Associations (FUBA) still struggling to have some action due to financial constraints, the Rwandan league attracted some faces from Ugandan basketball.

One of those, Zainah Lokwamweri, recovered from a poor first game for The Hoops to carry the side to their first league title.

The forward, whole league debut for JKL Lady Dolphins has been delayed because of the COVID-19 lockdown, joined The Hoops for the one week tournament organised as an alternative to the usually long long.

By scoring 13 points, Lokwameri helped the side to a close 68-63 victory over IPR South in the final.

The Hoops has two other faces that have featured in Ugandan basketball.

Lokwameri's former teammate at UCU Lady Canons, Rosine Micomyiza is the captain of the team and poured in 20 points in the final.

Former JKL Lady Dolphins forward Feza Ebengo had 19 points on the day as Moise Mutokambali's troops recovered from last year's finals defeat to scoop the title.

Meanwhile UCU Lady Canon's center Rose Akon guided Ubumwe to a third place finish.

Akon was by far the team's best player throughout the tournament but saw her side fall to The Hoops at the semifinal stage.

Ubumwe is home to another former UCU forward in the shape of Sarah Ageno but she missed the tournament due to a knee injury sustained earlier this year.

Both Lokwameri and Akon are expected to return to their respective sides in Uganda as the wait for local basketball action continues.

In the men's category, Patriots Basketball Club defeated rivals REG 76-61 to lift the title.


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Published: 10/26/2020