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NBL: Oilers Ease Past Sharing to Cement Lead at the Top

City Oilers defeated Sharing 75-44

Defending champions City Oilers recovered from last week’s defeat to Pemba Warriors with a comfortable win over minnows Sharing on Wednesday at the YMCA arena in Wandegeya.

The three time league champions made light work over struggling Sharing winning 75-44 to maintain their stay on top of the regular season table.

With the regular season edging towards the climax, web Oilers needed a win to stretch away from second placed KIU Titans who are breathing on their neck.

Mande Juruni’s charges began on an explosive note taking the first quarter 23-7 before Sharing claimed the second quarter 13-10 but it was oilers who headed into recess with a 13 point cushion.

Upon restart Oilers combined for more 42 points in the final two quarters taking the third 16-13 before finishing off the final quarter 26-11.

City Oiler’s Okello James led the scoring charts with a game high 15 points with Ben Komakech adding 12 points.

In the women’s game played, patient UCU Lady Canons defeated Javolin Ladies 63-51 condemning them to their 14th loss this season.

Action resumes on Friday at YMCA with JKL Lady dolphins playing against rock bottom placed Magic stormers while UCU canons take on Power in the clash of the titans.


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