City Oilers 83-75 Ndejje
City Oilers needed overtime to get past Ndejje University in their first game of the quarterfinal series Sunday night.
The clash of number 2 vs. number 7 turned out to be the most competitive game of the post season thus far as Ndejje came back to force overtime.
The defending champions started the better side and led 21-14 after the first ten minutes.
The two sides went into the halftime break with Mandy Juruni’s charges leading 42-31 and looking good for a comfortable victory.
Ndejje got hot in the third quarter and outscored Oilers by 10 points (24-14) to trail by a single point (55-56) going into the final ten minutes of the game.
The university side claimed the fourth frame 17-16 to send the game to overtime but were totally outclassed by the six-time winners.
Oilers bossed overtime 11-03 to take game one of the series.
Ben Komakech had a team high 18 points for Oilers while Tonny Drileba and James Okello contributed 15 and 14 respectively.
Ndejje’s Gauthier Baderha registered a game high 25 points in his side’s losing effort.
UCU defeat KCCA
UCU Canons 65-53 KCCA
UCU Canons started post season action with a 65-53 win over KCCA Men at YMCA Sunday evening.
The regular season top seeds started well and led 16-08 after the first quarter.
The 8-point lead stretched to 17 (37-20) at halftime and KCCA had a deep hole to come out of in the second half.
Bernis Ankunda’s troops outscored UCU 33-28 in the last two quarters but that was not enough for a much needed game one victory.
Center Peter Sifuma registered 17 points and 4 rebounds to lead the Canons on a night Isaiah Mabeny (3) and David Kongor Deng (8) struggled to get going offensively.
Francis Mbuyi got 10 points and 7 rebounds while Kijogoo Mwalimu had a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds.
KCCA Leopards beat Angels
KCCA 73- 62 Angels
Leanne Nalunkuma and Cynthia Irankunda were on fire as KCCA Leopards defeated Angels Basketball Club 73-62 to take game one of their quarterfinal series.
Nalunkuma and Irankunda posted 21 and 20 points respectively with the latter adding 11 rebounds for a double-double as Ali Mavita’s Leopards took command of the series.
Angels led 33-31 at halftime but were unable to go all the way with KCCA running riot in the second half of the game.
Vivian Faith Onyami scored 13 points for Angels and Catherine Amugusut added 12 as Angels succumbed to defeat in the end.