Six-time defending champions of the National Basketball League, City Oilers, beat hapless Sharing Saints 91-39 in the national top-flight league yesterday at the YMCA.
The Oilers now need UCU Canons to lose against Kampala University next Saturday, a tough ask, and win their own games vs. KCCA Men and JKL Dolphins to win the regular season.
Oilers’ Nigerian imports, Francis Azolibe, put in a 26 PTS, 5 REB Player of the Game performance, with substantial support coming in from Landry Ndikumana and captain, Jimmy Enabu who scored 18 and 16 PTS respectively.
Sharing’s scoring machine, Caesar Kizito, scored at team-high 16 PTS on the day.
In some of the other weekend action, on Saturday, Nkumba Lady Marines got a walk-over against YMCA Lady Hamsters to confirm the latter’s relegation to the lower division, where they join fellow promoted side from last season, Makerere Sparks. The Lady Hamsters, we understand, were sent back home following closure of their school semester.
Falcons yet again lost, this time 54-81 to the JKL Dolphins, whose captain,Brian Namake, led them from the front with yet another big performance posting 21 PTS, 10 REB and 6 AST.
Our Saviour, with only their second win of the season, pummeled Kampala University 75-56
KCCA Men lost 55-65 against KIU Titans.
On Sunday, the impressive KCCA Leopards won 68-41 against UMU Ravens, with Cynthia Irankunda and Judith Nansobya each scoring a game-high 15 PTS.
UCU Lady Canons and the highly unpredictable A1 Challenge had their game postponed to a later date
KIU Titans completed a brace of Ws when they won 66-55 against Our Saviour to complete Sunday’s action.