11 August 2013

UGANDA : Oilers outlast Power in overtime thriller

City Oilers' guard Jimmy EnabuCity Oilers' guard Jimmy EnabuPhoto: in2eastafrica.net
Magic Stormers 45-44 A1 Challenge
City Oilers 82-69 Dmark Power (OT)
Kami Kabange and Jimmy Enabu combined for 12 points in overtime and helped City Oilers beat Dmark Power 82-69 on Friday night at the MTN Arena.
Trailing 48-54 going to the fourth quarter, power (10-2) opened the period with a 7-2 run and came within 55-56 on Emma Enabu’s lay-up with five minutes. Micheal Kojjo (11 points, 10 rebounds) added a go-ahead and1 with 4:13. The scores were tied four times and the final one coming off Kojjo’s pair of free throws with 38 seconds to take the game into overtime
“They had a good run and came back into the game but it was all composure after that” City Oilers guard, Jimmy Enabu told Kawowo Sports.
Oilers (10-4) scored 7 unanswered points to start the overtime to pull away with 2:37 to the final buzzer. Power were limited to 5 points the rest of the way as they dropped a second consecutive game.
“It was our game from the start and we couldn’t lose it. I told the guys to composed (in overtime)” City Oilers coach, Mandy Juruni said
Kami Kabange has been explosive in the second round and poured in game high 27 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and swiped 8 steals. The big man is averaging 26.3 points since the half season break. Jimmy Enabu added 18 points and power forward, Arou Ramadhan chipped in with 17 points.
Norman Blick led Power with 17 points and Joseph Ikong added 11 points. Isaac Afidra scored 12 points and picked 10 rebounds against 8 cough-ups as Power were forced into season worst 37 turnovers and crashed on the glass 65-50.
In women’s division, Magic Stormers held on in desperation to edge A1 Challenge 45-44 in the second meeting of the playoff hopefuls. Carol Nyafwono led Stormers (7-5) with game high 14 points and 13 rebounds. Sarah Nakitende contributed 9 points.
Hatima Kasim paced Challenge (6-7) with 13 points. Agnes Nantongo and Vickie Ntale contributed 9 and 8 points respectively.

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