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Power trounce Oilers at the new NBL season game opener

By Agatha Mutebi

Added 13th May 2018 11:51 AM

With a couple of new signings, coach Anorld Lando’s team made an ardent comeback to defeat City Oilers.

Power trounce Oilers at the new NBL season game opener

With a couple of new signings, coach Anorld Lando’s team made an ardent comeback to defeat City Oilers.

 PIC: Power's Fhamy Ssebatindira drives past Oiler's Ben Komakech. (File photo) 
 
NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE
 
Saturday: MTN Arena, Lugogo
 
Results
 
Men
Power 64-56 Oilers
Rhino 62-57 JKL
KCCA 55-82 KIU
Our Saviour 66-72 Sharing
 
Women
Javon 50-72 Nkumba
Ravens 27-85 JKL
 
Sunday: MTN Arena,Lugogo
 
Women
Angels v Stormers
KIU v A1
 
Men
Ndejje v KCCA
Power v Rhinos
UPDF v Our Saviour
Warriors v UCU
 
KAMPALA - Betway Power  were off to a good start at the National Basketball League (NBL) game opener on Saturday at the MTN Indoor Arena, Lugogo.
 
With a couple of new signings, Geoffrey Soro, Phillip Ameny, Steven Wundi and Mike Madol, coach Anorld Lando's team made an ardent comeback to defeat defending champions, City Oilers 64-56.
 
Coach Lando's side started the contest with new signings, Soro, Amenyi,Wundi and Madol leaving Fahmy Ssebatindira as the only old player on the team.
 
This was a rather bad move which most likely cost Lando's side a few points in the start as the players lacked coordiantion something that saw them struggling to match with Oilers' aggressiveness to fall 15-13 in the first ten minutes.
 
Power face off Oilers during the 2017 NBL season. (File photo)
 
Oilers led by 20 points to take a 35-29 point lead at halftime.
 
However, advancing into the game, Power gained momentum and managed to get the much needed points from turnovers.
 
Begining the last quarter, former UCU Canons player, Wundi with combined efforts from Ssebatindira, the dual led their team to a deserving vistory after they scored 15 and 12 points respectively.
 
James Okello garnered 15 points but it was not enough to secure a win for five time champions.
 
Charging Rhinos had the best of their first game in the top league. The new entrants edged JKL Dolphins 62-57 to a first win in the 2018 NBL.
 
 Brian Namake nailed a game high 21 points for the Dolphins but it was not enough to save his side from a disgraceful loss.
 
Meanwhile, in the women's catergory, the Nkumba Lady Marines led by the 2017 MVP Brenda Ekon,  thumbed the Javon Ladies 72-50 to secure a first victory into the new season.  
 
The UMU Ravens were also given a bad welcome to the top league after they were beaten 85-27 by the JKL Lady Dolphins.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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