NBL Playoffs: Ndejje Stun City Oilers To Force Decider

Wednesday, September 25
*Angels 57-68 KCCA Leopards
*Ndejje University Angels 69-66 City Oilers

Ndejje were resolute and indomitable as they fought from 11 points down to shock six time champions City Oilers with a 69-66 victory of game two of the best of three quarter final series.

Ndejje came into the game with belief after putting up a commendable fight before falling 75-83 in overtime in game one.

Oilers who are yet to lose a series since joining top flight, set the tone with a 21-16 lead before taking a 40-32 lead at halftime.

Oilers’ James Okello

Ndejje who shot 28 of 64 from the field remained in character as they pressed Oilers at every opportunity and shot everything they had to close the gap to six points going into the last quarter.

Ochera highlighted Ndejje’s surge with a big three to tie the game at 57 all with 05:17 on the clock. It remained a fair exchange before Gauthier Badhera’s two converted freethrows in the last seconds established a three point victory.

Ochera (20) and Badhera (17) combined for 37 points. Salim Kisilu contributed 10 points while Derrick Katumba, Samuel Ajack and Cikom Monybai all put up great displays.

James Okello scored a team high 17 points for the defending champions, Ivan Muhwezi who later fouled out ended the day with 15 points as Mandy Juruni’s side died fighting.

Ndejje will hope to produce a shock in game three on Sunday. KCCA Leopards swept Angels 2-0 in the other women playoffs.



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