Black Pearls consolidated their position at the top, emerging as the champions of the Mileke Border 7s in Tororo, in the women’s category.
Playing the Avengers for the fifth time in the final, they defeated the Kyadondo 7s winners 21-17.
This marked the fourth cup victory for the Pearls and their fourth win in five final encounters against their Kyadondo-based rivals.
The win was a moment of return for the Black Pearls, who had faced a recent setback with a loss to Avengers in the previous weekend’s encounter.
The return of Emily Lekuru was definitely a boost to the Pearls.
Coming back from her six match suspension, Emily scored a total of 13 tries and 5 conversions in three games played, including 2 important tries in the final which proved to be the cornerstone of the Black Pearls’ victory.
Her standout performance earned her a total of 75 points throughout the circuit and she was subsequently awarded the Women’s MVP.
The Pearls’ victory has positioned them as strong contenders for the overall series championship title.
They are currently seated atop the series standings with 124 points,6 points ahead of their nearest rivals— Avengers, who have 118 points. Thunderbirds come third with 106 points, while Nile Rapids stand last with 90 points.
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