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Oilers break new ground again

By Charles Mutebi

Added 18th July 2016 06:23 PM

Kami Kabange and Jimmy Enabu sunk a game-high 16 and 15 points respectively as the City Oilers outlasted the Sharing Youth 56-50 on Sunday at the YMCA to complete the first round of the National Basketball League (NBL) regular season unbeaten.

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Kami Kabange and Jimmy Enabu sunk a game-high 16 and 15 points respectively as the City Oilers outlasted the Sharing Youth 56-50 on Sunday at the YMCA to complete the first round of the National Basketball League (NBL) regular season unbeaten.

National Basketball League
Results
Women
JKL 71 Nkumba 49
A1 63 Javon 61
Men
Oilers 56 Sharing 50
Power 102 Phenoms 77
UCU 75 UPDF 62
Rhinos 86 Falcons 82
 
The score was not eye-catching but the victory left them 11-0. And that's eye-catching.
 
Kami Kabange and Jimmy Enabu sunk a game-high 16 and 15 points respectively as the City Oilers outlasted the Sharing Youth 56-50 on Sunday at the YMCA to complete the first round of the National Basketball League (NBL) regular season unbeaten.

It's a new milestone for the three-time reigning champions, who outscored Sharing 11-2 in the second quarter, which was the only frame in which they showcased the gulf between the two sides. Ultimately, the second quarter would be the game-changer as the two sides traded barbs the rest of the way.
 
Sharing were led by in-form skipper Tony Okello (15pts), Emmanuel Okello (14) and Lino Malek (11) and, despite slumping to a three straight defeats, will be buoyed by their spirited showing against the champs.
 
The Oilers are gearing up for a busy second half of the campaign, where they will seek to defend the NBL championship, win the Zone V title and consequently take part in Africa's Champions Cup. And on the way there, it's milestones like their current unbeaten NBL record that will create the fortitude necessary to succeed.
 
"We're excited about the record," admitted Oilers chairman Mohammed Santur.
 
The Oilers are two points ahead of Power, who rounded out their respectively impressive campaign with a 102-77 victory over the Destiny Phenoms. Joseph Ikong had a game-high 26 points, which had four other players in double digits while the Phenoms were led by Peter Senfuka with 18 points.
 

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