Omony Shines As Oilers Stop KIU

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In short
Defending Champions City Oilers stopped Kampala International University KIU Titans 73-64 in a hotly contested national basketball league game played at the MTN Arena, Lugogo.

The defending Champions City Oilers stopped Kampala International University, KIU Titans 73-64 in a hotly contested national basketball league game played at the MTN Arena Lugogo on Friday night.

Oilers' forward Stephen Omony made his impact felt with a game high 17 points, taking oilers to a lead against unbeaten KIU Titans.
Omony, who left Star times Falcons to join the Oilers this season converted 5 two pointers of his 7 attempts and converted four points out of his six free throws to take Oilers forward.

The defending champions Oilers led the first half of the game with a 21-13 and 33-26 in the first and second quarter.

Although the KIU side fought so hard in the third quarter, they could only come close at 45-49. The fourth quarter ended 73-64 in favor of the Oilers side.

While Omony had a game high17 points, team captain Jimmy Enabu and forward James Okello each made 13 points.
Although the Titans side converted most of their two points, most of their three point attempts were in vain, giving the Oilers side comfortable leads.

For the Titans, shooting guard Michael Bwanga made 16 points, while Geoffrey Soro made 14 points.

While Oilers have lost to Betway Power and Uganda Christian University (UCU) this season, this was KIU Titans' first loss.

In the Ladies games, Just Kip Living (JKL)Dolphins stopped Javon Ladies 75-48, a game largely dominated by the dolphins.

Dolphins Lynn Nalukuma made a game high 18 points while Jamnila Nansikombi made a game high 16 points. For the Javon ladies, Ruth Atuheire and Rhoda Nagitta each made 15 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.

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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.