10 March 2015

UGANDA : KIU beat City Oilers to win inaugural invitational tourney

City Oilers' Kami Kabange going for a basket against KIU during the group game Photo Credits: basketball256 City Oilers' Kami Kabange going for a basket against KIU during the group game
KIU Titans 67-61 City Oilers
3rd place
Tiger Head Power 67-65 Ndejje Univ Angels
The KIU Titans won the inaugural KIU Invitational Basketball tournament. The hosts beat the league champions 67-61 under the flood lights behind a balanced team effort.
Inspired by the home crowed, the Titans beat Oilers for the second time in the 2-day event having edged them in the groups 72-69 on the tournament’s opening day.
Chris Omanye had 18 points, Edwin Katerega added 15 points and new addition Norman Blick chipped in with 9 points to pace KIU to victory in the tourney that was perfectly organised.
“We want to build a fan base and a brand for the team. We know we have so many fans here and when we bring such tournaments here it does that” the tournament organiser, Nasar Serunjojji said.
Kami Kabange and Jimmy Enabu scored 20 and 19 points respectively for City Oilers and new signing Landrey Ndikomana had 9 points.
“It has been about building a team and building a brand for the team. It has been a perfect tournament and everybody has been commending it. We have put on a good show” Serunjojji said.
Meanwhile, Power took the third place following their 67-65 edge of Ndejje University Angels behind Joseph Ikong’s 15 points.
Sudi Ulanga added 12 points and Paul Mwaka contributed 10. Jonah Otim and Francis Tumusiime scored 18 and 17 points respectively for Ndejje.
The next edition of the tournament will have eight teams.
“We will be having this (tournament) every year and we shall add on two more teams next year to make it eight” Serunjojji told Kawowo Sports.

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