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NBL: Sublime Warriors Outwit Falcons, City Oilers Falter Again

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Pemba Warriors continued their brilliant start to the 2017 National basketball league with yet another sound victory against fast fading Falcons.

Ronnie Mutebi’s charges did not find any challenge on Sunday as they cruised to an 81-52 victory against hapless Falcons at the Lugogo indoor stadium.

Record champions Falcons were limited to only 6 points within the first 15 minutes of the game before eventually losing 81-52 in a game that saw Opio Mark scoring 15 points.

Pemba Warriors who came into the Sunday game on the back of an emphatic win against Betway Power on Friday, remain unbeaten in the league.

They had earlier on defeated Our Saviour, UCU Cannons and UPDF Tomahawks.

Whereas Warriors were cruising, defending champions City Oilers continued with their inconsistence succumbing to a 74-77 to Walker Obedi’s Ndejje University Angels.

Deng Maker and Otienno Michael scored 18 and 17 points respectively for the Angels.

This was Oiler’s third loss after just seven games.

Betway Power returned to winning ways in style scoring 19 points in the last quarter to come from behind and overturn the tables against Our Saviour.

Isaac Afidra and Mike Makiadi scored 17 each to add on Odong Paul’s 21 points.

Okumu Emmanuel notched 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to guide Raymond Muhumuza’s Sharing Youth past Nkumba Marines in a 64-49 victory.

In the ladies category, Joy Chemutai had helped KCCA leopards to secure a 79-28 win against Lioness scoring 19 points.

A1 challenge also got better of Javon ladies winning 72-53.

Sunday Results

Men

Pemba Warriors 81-52 Falcons

Our Saviour 73-49 Betway Power

Ndejje University 77-74 City Oilers

Sharing Youth 64-49 Nkumba

Ladies

KCC Leopards 77-29 Lioness

A1 Challenge 72-53 Javon Ladies

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