THE Airtel National Basketball League clash between City Oilers and KIU Titans at YMCA Wandegeya lived to its billing
By Johnson Were
KIU 61 City Oilers 57
UCU Canons 90 Sharing Youth 73
THE Airtel National Basketball League clash between City Oilers and KIU Titans at YMCA Wandegeya on Friday lived to its billing.
KIU who started on high note, were saved by their defence which kept City Oilers at bay till they picked up the rhythm in offence to take a slender 28-27 lead in the second quarter.
Nashake Omanye scored 15 points, Henry Malinga and Geoffrey Soro added 12 each for the Kabalagala based University side while Kami Kabange managed 18 points, Jeff Omondi 11 and Jimmy Enabu 10 for the Oilers.
KIU coach Hamza Nyambogo was however not impressed by his forwards as he urged them to improve and deliver.
"We are going to work on our offence so that we come up with more offensive game than today when were played more of a defence game," Nyambogo stated.
He also intends to help his experienced star player Norman Blick improve on his game after considering dropping him in favour of youngsters.
Nyambogo said," I think Norman just had a bad day like any another player can, but if he doesn't pick up then we have young players to take up his task."
Canons humble Sharing
UCU Canons put up a spirited fight to defeat Sharing Youth 90-73.
Tong Gatwech scored a game high 23 points for Sharing but, his efforts could not save his side from defeat.
Teammate Stephen Otoa and Alex Lugasi added 16 and 13 points respectively, while Brian Namake and Innocent Odour managed 14 points each, Steven Wundi and Yahaya Kalyesubula added 10 points each for the Mukono side.
KIU Titans floor City Oilers