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NBL: City Oilers End First Round On High

Saturday, June 1
*Kampala University 66-96 Betway Power
*KCCA 52-78 City Oilers
*Our Saviour 58-68 KIU Titans
*UCU Canons 58-56 Sharing Youth
*Ndejje Angels 54-78 Warriors

Sunday, June 2 (YMCA)
*Warriors Vs Our Saviour – 11AM
*Falcons Vs UCU Canons – 1PM
*KCCA Leopards Vs UCU Lady Canons – 3PM
*KIU Titans Vs KCCA men – 5PM

Defending six time champions City Oilers beat KCCA Men to end the first round of the National Basketball League on a strong note.

Oilers won 78-52 in a game played at KIU court in Kansanga.

KCCA men failed to stop Oilers. FUBA

Ivan Muhwezi led the way with a joint game high 16 points. The youngster came from the bench to shoot 7-12 from the field. He added four rebounds and three assists to his impressive tally.

Daniel Juuko had 12 points in his best game of the season after playing 24 minutes on court. Jimmy Enabu also reached double figures with 11.

Kijogoo Mwalimu (16 pts) was the only KCCA player to score in double figures. Andrew Gang and Marc Mathe had 8 and 6 respectively.

Oilers’ Francis Chisioke Azolibe goes for a lay up. FUBA

Oilers led the first quarter 15-5 and never looked back to seal a comfortable win in a game they shot 26-of-60 from the field and 62% from the line. They were however out rebounded 35-42.

Mandy Juruni’s team ends the first round on top of the log with eight wins and three losses – They fell to JKL Dolphins, Warriors and UCU Canons.

Warriors (8-1) and UCU Canons (8-1) will finish above Oilers if they win any of their remaining games.

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