23 November 2013

UGANDA : Oilers continue to stretch Power, Lady Canons sweep A1

Arou Ramadhan (L) and Kami Kabange (R) led Oilers in game 3Arou Ramadhan (L) and Kami Kabange (R) led Oilers in game 3Photo Credits: ChimpReports 
Dmark Power 77-88 City Oilers (Oilers lead series tied 2-1)
UCU Lady Canons 54-34 A1 Challenge (Lady Canons win series 3-0)
Jimmy Enabu’s return and Kami’s stellar fourth quarter performance in game 2 last Sunday against a disjointed Dmark Power guaranteed us atleast more two games. One of those came last in night’s thrilling game 3 at the Lugogo MTN Arena in which City Oilers used a big fourth quarter to drown Power 88-77 and take a 2-1 lead in the best of five series .
Arou Ramadhani paced Oilers with game high 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. The forward nailed 13 of 16 foul shots. Kami Kabange added 20 points hitting 9-of-12 shots from the floor and picked 10 rebounds. Daniel Jukko contributed 15 points going 4-for-6 from down town.
Trailing 33-43 at halftime, Power opened the third quarter with four unanswered baskets to clear the double digit deficit.  The former champions went ahead for the first time on reserve center Daniel Owiti’s free throws with 3 minutes and Norman Blick (11 points) closed the period with back-to-back 3s and Power went into the final quarter leading 55-53.
“We lost a little bit of rhythm in the third quarter but we became composed again and got the win” Oilers' guard Jimmy Enabu who netted 19 points said.
In the fourth quarter the teams matched shot for shot until the final two minutes when Arou’s pair of throws with 2:10 took City Oilers up 79-73. Ikong brought Power within 4 points with a pair of free throws. Oilers closed the game with a 9-2 run.
Joseph Ikong matched game high 21 points to lead Power. David Kiberu added 13 points.
Meanwhile UCU Lady Canons completed the sweep of A1 Challenge following the 54-34 win in game 3. Peace Proscovia, Purity Odhiambo and Moreen Amoding led the way for Lady Canons with 11, 10 and 10 points respectively. Angella Namirimu added 7 points.
Vickie Ntale had game high 12 points to lead A1. Sylvia Mulwana added 8 points as the 2010 finalists crashed out.
UCU will face KCCA in the finals for a third successive year and have shared the previous two meetings.

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