NBL Playoffs: City Oilers Seek To Extend Lead

Wednesday, October 4

JT Lady Jaguars Vs KIU Rangers, 7pm
Our Saviour Vs City Oilers, 9pm

City Oilers have set their sights on stretching their advantage in the NBL Playoffs semifinals series against Our Savior.

Having clinched the first game of the best-of-five series with a convincing 74-62 victory last Saturday, the eight-time league champions seek to take command.

The Oilers’ dominance in this matchup is underscored by several factors. Their track record as perennial league champions speaks volumes, making them the undeniable favorites.

Their recent form has been impressive, showcasing their readiness for this critical postseason challenge.

Furthermore, the Oilers boast an unblemished history, having never lost a playoffs series at the top tier of this competition.

On the other side of the court, Our Savior finds themselves facing an uphill battle. Their regular-season encounters with the Oilers ended in defeats, with the scores of 88-51 and 84-61 painting a challenging picture.

Yet, there are glimmers of hope for Our Savior to glean from their initial playoff loss at YMCA.

In that game, they demonstrated resilience by out-rebounding the Oilers 50-45, showcasing their prowess on the boards.

Their ability to commit fewer turnovers (20-21) underscored their potential to compete at this level.

Importantly, they staged an impressive late-game surge, winning the final quarter 20-11.

Notably, the dynamic duo of Henry Ssebgala and Moses Mugisha combined for a substantial 30 points, accounting for nearly half of their team’s total scoring output.

But there will be need for the remainder of the squad to step up and contribute significantly as Our Savior faces what might appear to be a “mission impossible.”

However, underdogs can rise to the occasion, and adversity often brings out the best in teams. Our Savior’s path to victory may be challenging, but with determination and teamwork, they aim to turn the tide in their favor and create an unforgettable playoff storyline.



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