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NBL: Betway Power, City Oilers Prevail

Betway Power (white) against City Oilers in the league's opener

Sunday August 6

Sharing Youth 52-73 City Oilers

Falcons 58-79 Our Saviour

Ndejje Univ 81-88 Power

Betway Power completed their first round games with a hard fought 81-88 victory against joint leaders Ndejje University Angels in one of the many games played at the MTN indoor Arena, Lugogo.

Michael Makiadi led the scoring charts with 23 points to help Arnold Lando get his third consecutive win after a recent UPDF Tomahawks shocker in Wandegeya.

It was a comeback victory for the five-time-champions after trailing all the first 3 quarters; Ndejje Angels held a 7 point-lead after two quarters before taking a 63-60 slight lead after the first 3 quarters.

Back in the decisive 4th quarter, it took Power’s Francis Kasinde just few seconds to convert a 2-point jump shot as the deficit was reduced by a point before Makiadi scored another 2 pointer to turn the tables as Power took a 63-64 narrow lead.

Power scored more 24 points to seal an 81-88 comeback deserved victory against the University side. Michael Otieno and Deng Maker scored 21 and 17 points respectively for Ndejje.

The victory was Power’s 9th overall as the team completed their first round load with just two defeats; against Warriors and Tomahawks.

In the early kickoff, defending Champions had a walk in the park with a 58-79 away victory against Nsambya based Side, Sharing Youth in a game that had Jimmy Enabu and Landry Ndikumana combine for 31 points.

In the other game, Peter Elungat and Steven Mwesigye notched 16 points apiece as Our Saviour recorded a 58-79 victory against record 6 time league winners StarTimes Falcons.


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