City Oilers make history in Ug basketball

The City Oilers ripped apart Betway Power in a 78-46 victory in game 5 of the best-of-seven series in the Pepsi National Basetball League playoffs finals (NBL), as they became the first team ever to clinch a fourth successive title.

Skipper Jimmy Enabu and his troops delivered an unparalleled significant performance as they had four star players score in double digits.

From start, the Oilers enjoyed the lions share of possession as they finished the first quarter with a 14-points comfortable lead which had been a rare case since the series got underway .

Enabu and Jonah Otim joint-top scored a game-high 15 points apiece for the Oilers as Power paid the price for their sloopy defending.

The City Oilers powerhouse in Kami Kabange and Landry Ndikumana ran further with 14 and 10 points respectively and a combined 15 rebounds as Power increasingly looked clueless.

The reigning champions got 39 points off the bench compared to Power’s nine as Joseph Ikong and his chargers cut a forlorn figure.

Ikong and Michael Kojo joint-top scored a team-high 13 points each as the only two Power players in double figures and grabbed four and eight rebounds respectively.

The Oilers bench was just seven points away from dwarfing the entire Power teams points made as the defending champs struck mercilessly.

Oilers Tonny Dureluba also had an excellent night as he pulled down seven rebounds and went along with five steals.

By Solomon mwesigwa

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