Ndejje Angels send City Oilers to third loss this season

Defending national basketball league champions, City Oilers, on Sunday night lost to Ndejje University Angels 77-74.

In a hotly contested game played at the Lugogo MTN Arena, Ndejje University led the first five minutes of the game 11-2 before the Oilers improved to 11-13. The second quarter ended 29-28 in favour of Ndejje before the Oilers took charge of the third quarter 59-49.

In the last quarter, however, two technical fouls to Oilers coach Monday Juruni and forward Jonah Otim gave the Angels advantage to win with four free throws, but also gaining possession of the ball in the last seconds of the game.

Angels’ Deng Maker made 18 points while Michael Otieno scored 17 points. Oilers’ Stephen Omony scored 18 points.

The loss was the third for Oilers this season.

Meanwhile Betway Power struggled to stop Our Saviour 79-73 in a hotly contested game. Power had a slim lead of 22-19 and 44-36  in the first and second quarter, before Our Saviour leading third quarter 63-60. The fourth quarter ended 77-74 in favour of Power.

Powers Paul Odong made a game high 21 points while Isaac Afidra and Michael Makiada each made 17 points. For Our Saviour, Joseph Wacha and Nkumbi Mulumba made 12 points each.

Pemba Warriors meanwhile stopped Star Times Falcons 81-52 with Mark Opio Okidi scoring a game high 15 points for the Warriors and Vinnie Jurua scoring 15 for Falcons.

In the ladies’ games played earlier, A1 Challenge stopped Javon Ladies 72-53. Kampala Capital City Leopards meanwhile humbled Lioness 79-28.





Startimes Falcons beat Power in the second round of National Basketball League

Tiger head Power edged Star Times Falcons on Wednesday night in a second round of the National Basketball League game played at Lugogo indoor stadium.

Power recorded a 75-44 win after leading in all four quarters. The first quarter ended 20-8, while the second one ended 43-20 in favor of Power.

Power’s Micheal Makiadi scored a game high 22 points followed by Joseph Ikong’s 13 points, while Falcon’s had Frank Karoro and Sulaiman Bbaale make 14 and 12 points respectively. Defending champions City Oilers are still un-beaten in the men’s category.

In the ladies game, KCCA Leopards defeated the Nkumba Lady Marines 65-57 in a highly competitive game played earlier.

Brenda Ekone picked a game high 26 points for the Nkumba Lady Marines side, while Martha Soigi made 17 points for the KCCA side.