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City Oilers Bounce Back With Ndejje Win

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Charging Rhinos 75-60 Vegetarian

Kami Kabenge scored an impressive 23 points and picked 6 rebounds to spur City Oil to a 70-61 come-from-behind win over Ndejje University Angels avoiding a fourth defeat in the top division first round.

“We knew what we wanted and kept working towards that. I didn’t think we would have a fourth loss at this point,” City Oil’s shooting guard Jimmy Enabu told ChimpSport.

“The Angels game was a good test for us and we finally beat the odds, I don’t care how we got the result” his coach Juruni chipped in.

Ndejje led for most of the game until the final three minutes. Trailing by 9 points going into the fourth quarter, Oilers opened the period with an 11-2 run to tie the game at 59 with 3:08.

Forward, Geoffrey Soro (18 points, 7 rebounds) took Ndejje ahead with a close look but Arou tied game with a pair of throws and took Oilers ahead (63-61) with 1:45. A tip in from Kabange and five free throws wrapped up the night as Oilers got off the hook.

Jimmy Enabu scored 14 points and Arou Ramadhan had 12 to cap up important victory City Oil while former Kyambogo man Steven Okias had 11 points and dropped 5 rebounds for Ndejje with Jonah Otim, Brian Sentongo and Brian Ouma contributing 6 points apiece.

In Wednesday’s early kickoff relegation threatened Charging Rhinos beat fellow strugglers Vegetarians 75-60 to brighten their survival fight with Vegetarian’s Benard Okumu posting a game high 23 points and 13 rebounds.

Action returns on Friday with unbeaten powerhouses UCU Canons and DMark Power going head to head.

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