NBL Playoff final: Oilers edge series in game three


After losing game two on Friday, motivated City Oilers came back with a bang as they edged Nam Blazers in game three in the on going National Basketball playoff finals on Sunday.

In a game that ended 70-68, it was Catch up play for the biggest part for City Oilers in the greater bunch of the game, not letting their guns down to clinch a 2-1 aggregate in the game.

Mande Juruni’s were good but the Namuwongo Blazers were better putting up a good show in the first and second quarter however much the game was so close

In the third quarter, the Oilers were better and looked more set to win the serie after they went up by 10 points with less than two minutes and 35 seconds left on the clock.

In the presence of Ariel Okal who looked to be firing blanks, David Dikong Deng arose to the occasion after a quiet game, drew the Blazers level in the last minute of the game but a corner three from Luak Ruai put Oilers in the lead once again to edge the tie.

In quest for put up the most points, City Oilers’ Francis Azolibe raised the bar with 15 points, James Okello 14 while Tonny Drilleba contributed  10 points and 11 rebounds.

On the other side of a spirited Namuwongo Blazers side, Dikong put up 15 points while Chris Omanye and Amisi Saidi shared 13 points each.

In the Ladies final, UCU Lady Canons pulled on back to give the serie life edging JKL Lady Dolphins 67-62.

Just like the men’s serie, this too is 2-1 however much it is in favour of the loosing side, JKL Dolphins who led the the first half of game only for the Canons to recover through Rose Akon who managed 25 points and 16 rebounds, Agatha Kamwada and Milicent Otieno who both raised 11 points each.

Game three will be played on Wednesday in the Lugogo Indoor Arena.

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