City Oilers’ Unbeaten Run Brought to Halt

National Basketball League
Women’s game
Javon Ladies 60-73 UCU Lady Cardinals

Men’s game
KIU Titans 70-67 City Oilers

City Oilers’ players and bench sat in disbelief after the final whistle while others exchanged handshakes with the victorious KIU Titans on their way back to the locker room.

Oilers’ NBL record start to the season ended after 14 games when they lost to the Titans 70-67 in a thrilling game played on Tuesday at the Lugogo indoor stadium.

After the initial game was washed out a fortnight ago, dosage the clash was finally rescheduled on Tuesday with FUBA allowing free entrance to the fans.

Ivan Lumanyika, Subbi Collins, Geoffrey Soro and Chris Omanye orchestrated the damage against the defending champions to send a packed indoor arena into a frenzy.

Oilers took the first quarter 22-14 but a resilient Titans responded by taking the second quarter 18-10 to go into halftime tied at 32-all.

Hamza Nyambogo, the Titans coach brought on Collins Ssubi Kasujja to limit Jimmy Enabu’s movements and it paid off dividends despite Enabu scoring a game high 23 points.


Titans combined for 38 points in the second half with Chris having a team high 21 points, Collins Kassujja added 9  while Henry Malinga had 11points and 7 rebounds to condemn Oilers to their first loss this season.

On the other hand, Kami Kabangu who fouled out was limited to 13 points, while Landry Ndikumana had 12 to add to Jimmy Enabu’s game high 23 points.

The result means Oilers remain top of the summit at 14-1 on 28 points while KIU Titans claimed second spot just one point behind the leaders and standing at 12-3.

In the women’s game played, defending champions UCU Lady Cardinals defeated struggling Javolin ladies 73-60 to go on top of the women’s logo on 25 points.
Angela Lokwaneri had a double for UCU with 16 points and 15 rebounds.

Wednesday fixtures
YMCA outdoor court
Women’s game
UCU Cardinals vs KIU Rangers 6pm

Men’s game
Our Saviour vs UCU Canons 8pm

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