NBL: Najja Drops 20 On Falcons In Oilers Win

Sunday, June 16
*Angels 75-53 YMCA Lady Hamsters
*UCU Lady Canons 53-43 Nkumba Lady Marines
*Falcons 52-102 City Oilers
*KIU Titans 75-55 Sharing Youth

Daniel ‘Najja’ Juuko produced a player of the game performance as City Oilers routed Falcons as two most successful basketball clubs in Uganda met at Lugogo.

Najja, who has struggled to find adequate playing time at a star-studded Oilers, came of the bench to weigh 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field.

“I played good defense that enabled me to stay on court for along time,” Najja told this Website. “I was aggressive on offense and shot the ball well.”

Oilers set the tone for a superb display to lead 57-24 at the long break, before winning 22-14 and 23-14 in the third and last quarter respectively to seal a dominant performance.

Ivan Muhwezi dropped 18 while Landry Ndikumana added 9 rebounds on the day Robinson Opong Odoch made a cameo appearance with eight points for the defending champions.

The Oilers maintain their spot atop with another blistering performance, at the back of a convincing win over KIU Titans on Friday.

Dickson Asiku drained 19 points but lacked enough supporting cast to stop fellow six time league champions. Falcons came into the game on the back of a 81-74 win over Kampala University.

This was Oilers’ 10th win of the season, and also the 10th loss Falcons has suffered from 13 league games.

Oilers face Sharing Youth on Wednesday, June 19 while Falcons face an uphill task against Warriors on June 22.

In the other Men’s game, KIU Titans came from down, shot 23-82 from the field, to dispatch Sharing Youth as Collin Kasujja (17 pts), Michael Bwanga (13) and Francis Kasinde (10) scored in double figures.



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