August 10, 2013

Oilers punish Power in Overtime

Airtel National Basketball League

Women: Stormers 45 A1 44

Men: City Oil 82 Power 69

 

Zone 5 Club Championships

Women: Eagle Wings 53 KCCA 47

Men: Urunani 71 Warriors 56

 

Former Power player Jimmy Enabu had an impressive game against his former masters
Former Power player Jimmy Enabu had an impressive game against his former masters

Five-time Airtel National Basketball League champions Dmark Power were stunned falling 82-69 to debutants City Oilers in overtime at MTN Arena Lugogo on Friday.

Rwandese national Kami Kabenge grabbed a game-high 27 points and 13 boards to inspire Mandy Juruni’s charges to their second win in three games of the second round and move closer to booking their inaugural playoff spot.

Former Power player Jimmy Enabu was the star of the night managing a remarkable 18 points in over 40 minutes on court to sink his former paymasters.

Power, who played without the injured Ben Komakech, trailed 39-26 at halftime but rallied to take the lead for the first time since the first quarter with four minutes to play in the last period.

In the women’s category, Magic Stormers rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit to overpower A1 Challenge 45-44.

Uganda’s representatives Riham Warriors and KCCA Leopards (women) in the FIBA Africa Zone Five Club Championships in Burundi fell to Burundi’s Urunani and Kenya’s Eagle Wings respectively in the semifinals on Friday.

 

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