Oilers struggle to Stop Power in NBL Finals

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In short
Powers Joseph Ikong went a game high 27 points while Brian Odour made 15 points while for the Oilers side Jonah Otim went 20 points while guard Jimmy Enabu made 16 points.

Defending champions of the National Basketball League City Oilers on Friday night stopped Power 78-76 in a hotly contested best of seven finals.

In the game one played at Lugogo, the Power side  had a slim lead of 23-22 before oilers made a comeback to win all the remaining three quarters.

The Oilers who are also FIBA zone V champions led the second third and fourth quarter 45-38,61-57 and finally 78-76.

Although the Power side was in the lead 74-71 in the last minutes of the game, two turn overs cost them the win as Oilers took charge of the crucial moment. The win puts oilers on a 1-0 win in the best of seven games.

Powers Joseph Ikong went a game high 27 points while Brian  Odur made 15 points. For the Oilers side Jonah Otim went 20 points while guard Jimmy Enabu made 16 points.

The two sides will now face off for game two on Sunday at Lugogo arena.

Power Captain Joseph Ikong says they are determined to win the championship despite Friday nights loss, he says the game was too close and any of the team stood a great chance to win.

 

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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.