City Oilers Stop UCU Canons 76-51 In League Match

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Defending champions of the National Basketball league City Oilers on Friday night stopped Uganda Christian University UCU Canons76-51.

Defending champions of the National Basketball League City Oilers on Friday night stopped Uganda Christian University (UCU) Canons76-51.

The Oilers who started their campaign with a loss against Betway Power last week dominated all the four quarters of the game played at the Lugogo Arena.

In the first quarter, the Oilers garnered 21 points against UCU's 8, while the second quarter they again took a 33-26 lead.

UCU's attempts to put up a big fight in the fourth and third quarter did not yield much as the Oilers maintained the pace.
Oilers Laundry Ndikuma was yet the man of the day 'picking 17 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists while captain Jimmy Enabu made 13 points.

For the UCU side, forward Fadhili Chuma made 12 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists and guard Joas Maheta made 9 points.
The UCU side played without senior players; Brian Namake,Jonathan Egau and Stephen Wundi who have moved to JKL Dolphins,C ity Oilers and Betway Power respectively.

Meanwhile in the ladies games UCU Lady Canons, the defending champions stopped  Kampala Capital City (KCCA) Leopards 69-62 in a game played earlier.

The UCU side led the first quarter12-4 and KCCA side led 21-13 on the second quarter of the game. However the UCU side registered a huge 20-13 lead in the third quarter to give them advantage.The fourth quarter saw the teams tie at 24-24.
Former UCU shooting guard,now of KCCA Judith Ayoo Nansobya picked 16 points for the KCCA side, while Jackie Basemera had 10 points. For the UCU side Sarah Ageno made 14 points while centre Vilma Achieng made 10 points. KCCA lost to the UCU side in last years finals.


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“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.

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He was the URN Gulu bureau chief 2014-2016.