Six times National Basketball League Champions City Oilers on Friday stopped Warriors 69-63 to advance to finals.
Oilers James Okello Drivers past Warriors Chris Omanye and Stanley Mugerwa
times National Basketball League Champions City Oilers on Friday night stopped
Warriors 69-63 to advance to the finals. James
Okello scored 11 points, 14 rebounds and two assists while center, Jimmy Enabu
and Landry Ndikumana each had 8 points for the Oilers.
For the Warriors side, Saidi Amisi had 11
points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists, while Stanley Mugerwa added 8 points.
Oilers led the first quarter 11-8 and second
quarter 14-11, while the Warrior’s side led in the third quarter 16-8 before
trailing 16-8 in the fourth quarter.
The Warriors side made several turnovers in the
last two minutes while Oilers had a more efficient play to win the game 69-63. The win , 3-1 in the best of five series means
City Oilers advance to the finals with young team, the Uganda Christian
University (UCU) Canons who have had an impressive regular and play offs game.
the UCU side will be facing off with a tough Oilers team that is chasing its
seventh NBL title, the Oilers team is lean as the progress to the finals with
three of its Senior players Steven Omwony, Jonathan Egau and Nigeria
Centre Francis Azolibe injured.
The UCU side led by guard Fayed Baale and center
David Kongor Deng stopped a more experienced Betway Power 3-1 in the best of 5
semi-finals. Meanwhile in the Ladies category, UCU Lady Canons also stopped
Kampala Capital City Authority, KCCA Leopards 79-59 to proceed to the ladies
finals. UCU led the series 3-1.
They will be facing off with the defending
champions Just Kip Living (JKL) Lady Dolphins who swept the Kampala
International University (KIU) Rangers 3-0 in the best of five series. Betway
Power and Warriors will battle it out for position three, while KCCA Leopards
face KIU Rangers.