City Oilers Secure Second Win in NBL Semi Finals

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In short
City Oilers largely dominated all the four quarters of the games played at Lugogo MTN Arena. In the first quarter, the oilers had a 24-16 lead while UCU fought hard to close the gap 44-43 by the end of the second quarter.

City Oilers registered a second straight win in the best of five basketball playoffs after stopping Uganda Christian University- UCU Canons 87-73 in a game played last night.

City Oilers largely dominated all the four quarters of the games played at Lugogo MTN Arena. In the first quarter, the oilers had a 24-16 lead while UCU fought hard to close the gap 44-43 by the end of the second quarter.

The Oilers however took advantage of the turnovers by the canons to ensure a great lead of 66-55 by end of third quarter.

City Oilers Jimmy Enabu made a game high 19 points while guard Ben Komakech made 18 points. For the UCU side, Stephen Wundi made 16 points.

The win means City Oil has one more game to win to qualify for the finals of the National Basketball League while the UCU canons must struggle to win all the three remaining games if they are to qualify for finals. City Oil stopped UCU in the first encounter played last week.

Meanwhile, in the ladies game played earlier Uganda Christian University (UCU) Lady Canons stopped A1 Challenge 68-61 to win their second straight game. UCU's Judith Nansobya made a game high 21 points while A1's Sharon Kukunda made 13 points.

 

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Alex Otto
“Journalism that changes lives is my goal,” Alex Otto has said on more than one occasion. That is his career’s guiding principle. Has been since he was a radio journalist in the northern Ugandan town of Gulu in 2009.

Otto passionately believes his journalism should bring to the fore the voices of the voiceless like the shooting victims of Apaa. Otto tries in his journalism to ask tough questions to those in positions of authority.

Based in the Kampala bureau, Otto is especially interested in covering agriculture, politics, education, human rights, crime, environment and business. He has reported intensively on the post-conflict situation in northern Uganda.

A URN staff member since 2014, Otto previously worked with The Observer Newspaper from 2012 to 2013 and later the Institute for War and Peace Reporting IWPR based in Gulu.

He was the URN Gulu bureau chief 2014-2016.