Friday, August 5
•Nam Blazers 70-47 Our Saviour
•Power 82-75 City Oilers
Saturday, August 6 (YMCA)
•Ndejje Angels Vs Victoria University – 10am
•KCCA Panthers Vs JKL Dolphins
•KIU Titans Vs Our Saviour
•Nam Blazers Vs Tropical Royals
•UCU Canons Vs Falcons
Power picked a stunning win over seven-time champions City Oilers in a pulsating affair in the Tusker-Lite sponsored NBL match at YMCA Court in Wandegeya.
In a closely contested game that was tied 15-15 after the first quarter, Oilers led 39-35 but everything could not go their way thereafter.
And Power turned the screw to take a 60-57 lead going into the last quarter before holding onto their lead until the final buzzer.
Innocent Ochera scored 16 points, while three Power players – Isaac Afidra, Dickson Asiku and Geoffrey Soro – came off the bench to score 12 points each.
Francis Azolibe proved handful for Power, scoring 26 points on 11-of-17 shooting, Ceaser Kizito and Jimmy Enabu had 16 and 12 respectively but the effort proved not enough for the Oilers.
Davis Siaji returned for Oilers but was 1-for-6 from the field while Ivan Lumanyika continued to miss out because of an injury.
And the ever reliable James Okello had a quiet game; scoring 8 points and 5 rebounds – which hindered Oilers to influence proceedings at a fully packed YMCA.
It’s sweet revenge for Power who lost 68-75 to Oilers in the first round in April at Lugogo.
The victory ends Power’s two-game losing streak after previous losses to Nam Blazers and KIU Titans.
And the side who are already guaranteed of a playoff place, will hope to end the regular season on a high when they take on Our Saviour.
The loss snaps Oilers four-game winning streak since falling to Nam Blazers, and it’s their fifth this season.
They will end the regular season against Ndejje University Angels on Sunday.
And Oilers will lose their top place if Nam Blazers win their remaining two games against Tropical Royals and JKL Dolphins.