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Losing Start for Oilers at FIBA Africa Champions Cup 2016

FIBA Africa champions cup
City Oilers 69-77 GSP

Uganda’s representatives and Zone V champions City Oilers made their maiden appearance at the FIBA Africa champions cup on a losing note, ambulance falling to Algerian side Groupement Sportif de Petroliers (GSP).

In the opening game of the 31st edition of the continental club championship played on Wednesday in Cairo, approved Egypt, decease Oilers lost 69-77 to GSP in group B.

Both teams making their debut at the tournament, the first quarter was on equal footing with either side managing 18 points.

However, the Algerian side stretched to a wide gap in the second period scoring 24 points while Oilers were limited to just five points.

GSP took a 19 point gap heading into halftime leading 42-23. However, Mande Juruni’s charges put up a resuscitated performance after recess with Stanley Ociiti orchestrating the attempted comeback.

Oilers combined for 27 points in the third quarter while limiting GS Petroliers to just 11 points and by the end of the quarter, the gap had narrowed to three points with the Algerian outfit leading 53-50.

Despite all attempts from Oilers, Petroliers held on to win the game 77-69 and condemn the Zone V champions to a losing start.

GSP’s Abdallah Humedin had a game high 27 points while Stanley Ociiti led the scores for Oilers with 24 points.

The top four teams from the two groups qualify for the quarter finals. The tournament is expected to run through up to 17th December.

Group B

GSP (Algeria), CRD Libolo (Angola), AS Sale (Morocco), City Oilers (Uganda), Customs (Nigeria), BEAC (Cameroon)


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