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City Oilers Stay Top With Victory Against JKL Dolphins

Sunday, May 30
*Angels – Magic Stormers
*Falcons 77-76 Ndejje Angels
*City Oilers 66-59 JKL Dolphins
*KIU Titans 93-71 KCCA Panthers


City Oilers continued their surge and stayed top of the NBL standings with a deserved 65-59 win against JKL Dolphins.

Brian Namake’s three jump shot inside the first two minutes of the first quarter put JKL 5-2 up but that was the only time in the game the Dolphins sniffed the lead.

The seven-time champions led 34-28 at the long break and JKL never recovered despite sharing spoils 31-31 in the second half.

Jimmy Enabu took a game high 16 points, Landry Ndikumana shot 7 of 17 from the field to collect 15 points while Caeser Kizito had 13 from the bench.

For the Dolphins, Brian Namake and Ivan Lumanyika had 11 points each in a game their bench outscored the starting unit 35-24.

The Dolphins will blame poor shows from their reliable players like Libe Makala who scored no point in his 24 minutes on court, while starters Isiko Derrick (2) and Christian Milambu (1) also fired blanks to combine for just three points.

Oilers were good value for the result despite shooting 22% from beyond the arc as they remained unbeaten with nine wins from as many!

Their last regular season game pits them against KIU Titans, a side that has lost once this campaign.

Faisal Aden scored a hefty 34 points, added nine rebounds and four assists as KIU Titans beat KCCA Panthers 93-71.

In related developments, Samuel Ajak also had 34, shooting 11 of 18 in 40 minutes, but his contribution was not enough as Ndejje lost to Falcons 77-76.

Action returns this Thursday on Martyrs day at UCU court in Mukono.

Thursday, June 3
*Nkumba Lady Marines Vs Nabisunsa, 9am
*UPDF Tomahawks Vs Ndejje Angels, 11am
*UCU Lady Canons Vs KCCA Leopards, 12pm
*Falcons Vs Betway Power, 3pm
*UCU Canons Vs KCCA Panthers, 5pm


Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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