12 July 2013
UGANDA : Oilers slip past Angels in National Basketball League
Photo Credits: Daily Monitor
Ndejje Angels 61-70 City Oilers Charging Rhinos 75-60 Vegetarian
The only positive the City Oilers drew from the previous performance is that duplicating such a poor effort would be quite difficult. As expected, Oilers put in a better effort - not for most part of the game but when it mattered and got a 70-61 come-from-behind win over Ndejje University Angels.
Kami Kabange scored 17 of his game high 23 points in the second half and picked 6 rebounds to lead the way for Oilers (7-3). Jimmy Enabu added 14 points and Arou Ramadhani had 12. “We knew what we wanted and kept working towards that” Enabu said
Ndejje led for most of the game until the final three minutes. Trailing by 9 points going into the fourth quarter, Oilers opened the period with an 11-2 run to tie the game at 59 with 3:08. Forward, Geoffrey Soro (18 points, 7 rebounds) took Ndejje ahead with a close look but Arou tied game with a pair of throws and took Oilers ahead (63-61) with 1:45. A tip in from Kabange and five free throws wrapped up the night as Oilers got off the hook. “It looked like we were going to lose - for most part of the game but we got the win. It doesn’t matter how.” Oilers coach, Mandy Juruni said.
Angels (5-3) were limited to four points in the fourth quarter as they missed the six final shots. Oilers defense had a lot to with the misses as they were tough contested shots. “We pride ourselves in defense so we became more aggressive” Enabu.
Steven Okias had 11 points and dropped 5 dimes for Ndejje. Jonah Otim, Brian Sentongo and Brian Ouma contributed 6 points apiece.
Meanwhile Charging Rhinos beat Vegetarians 75-60. Three players reached double figures for Rhinos (4-6) led by Rasheed Male’s team high 18 points. Fahmy Sebantindira and Derrick Katumba contributed 11 and 10 points respectively. Vegetarians, the only team without a win in the league were lead by Benard Okumu with 23 points and 13 rebounds. Paul Otto added 12 points and Vennie Jurua had 11. Grace Adra picked 10 rebounds to go with 9 points.