National Basketball League | Wednesday, 31st July 2019
City Oilers 84-74 Power
MUK Sparks 45-75 KCCA Leopards
Power Basketball Club lost their third successive game after suffering defeat to City Oilers on Wednesday night in Lugogo.
City Oilers ensured they piled more misery on struggling Power winning the game 84-74.
This was Power’s third straight loss and seventh in the season. Prior to this game, they had lost to JKL Dolphins and Warriors.
The game came at a time when Federation of Uganda Basketball Associations (FUBA) had just slapped bans on two players from Power, Phillip Ameny and Geoffrey Soro.
The suspensions came as a result of the incidents that happened during their loss to Warriors last week.
A brilliant start saw the reigning champions City Oilers take a 22-17 lead in the first quarter.
However, Power improved in the second period with a 24-22 score to cut Oilers lead to just two points (43-41) heading into the long break.
Like it has been in their recent games, Power failed to show up when it mattered most hence City Oilers taking advantage in the final two quarters.
City Oilers won the third period 25-14 to open a big gap before eventually doing just enough to claim victory in the final quarter.
Landry Ndikumana led the way for City Oilers with game-high 21 points while Ivan Muhwezi and Tonny Drilleba added 15 and 13 points apiece.
For Power, David Opolot had a team-high 15 points with Syrus Kiviiri following closely with 13 points.
In the ladies’ game played on Wednesday, on form KCCA Leopards made light work of MUK Sparks to extend their winning streak to six games.
Martha Soigi scored 14 points while Joy Chemutai and Judith Nansobya contributed 16 and 11 points respectively in the 75-45 win.