James Okello hit 19 points and 11 rebounds on a competitive game night on Wednesday and sent City Oilers to a 67-60 blowout win over the Pemba Warriors in Game 3 of the NBL semifinals at Lugogo indoor arena.
Okello who had been to a total of less than 28 points in the first 2 games of the series, exploded to 19 points in 29 minutes, propelling the oilers to a 2-1 lead over warriors in the best of five series.
Teammate Tony Drileba had 17 points and 9 rebounds, Ben Komakech notched in 11 points and 3 assists while Laundry Ndikumana had game high 18 rebounds as oilers recovered from a 68-56 shellacking Wednesday in game 2.
Amisi Saidi had a game high 26 points and 10 rebounds for warriors while Stanley Mugerwa recorded a double-double with 10 points and rebounds.
Game 4 is on Friday evening at Lugogo Indoor Arena.
In the lady’s semifinals, UCU Lady Cannons outclassed KCCA leopards 71-77 in game 3 to put the series at 2-1 in favor of the canons.
Rose Akon continued her incredible playoff form when she made a game high 25 points and coupled that on with 13 rebounds to propel his side into 2-1 lead in the best of five series.
Teammates Zainah Lokwameri and Brenda Kayaga combined with 27 points on the night to ensure that the university side could go into game 4 with a 2-1 lead.
Martha Soigi and Maureen Amoding fought to the brim to keep the KCCA side into the game but UCU couldn’t get their hands off the scoring peddle.
Martha Soigi finished the game with 25 points and 9 assists while Maureen Amoding recorded 15 points on the night.
Action resumes on Thursday with only one game on the menu, Betway Powers hopes to level the 5 games series when they play hosts to UCU at Indoor stadium, Lugogo
UCU Canons lead the 5 games series 2-1 over the Powers