Championship aspirations for KIU Rangers

The Rangers will have championship aspirations as they open their season against Angels | KIU Rangers image

NBL Championship aspirations for KIU Rangers

Ian Asabo • 21:57 - 21.03.2023

KIU Rangers start their regular season against the Angels in the National Basketball League with championship aspirations, and they badly want to break that jinx.

A semi-final loss to eventual champions, UCU Lady Canons, was where their season ended last time term, and that has been their story.

Rangers, with the third-best offensive record in the league last season only behind eventual finalists, JKL Lady Dolphins and UCU Lady Canons, go into the new season with renewed optimism and confidence.

The Rangers will also look to rely even more on the scoring exploits of captain Ines Kanyamunza this season to take them to the promised land and maybe deliver a championship.

Kanyamunza averaged 13.3 points per game last season, the fourth most in the league and leading the company in three points percentage with 30% from beyond the arc.

Her partner in crime, Uwineza Ninette, is developing into the best two-way player in the league, having clocked the most assists with 123 and averaging 2.9 steals per game.

Fildauce Namulema says that the team is excited to kick start their season and ready for the challenges ahead.

"We have been training together this off-season to try and get that chemistry going. The team is ready for the season and can't wait for the tip-off,” Namuleme told Pulse Sports.

Angels basketball Club will look to improve on last season's quarter-finals exit at the hands of the KCCA Leopards in the playoffs.

The offence is an area the team has to improve on this season as Elizabeth Aguti Akol was the only player to average double digits in the group, 10 points per game.