Oilers pound KIU, marquee clash on
Posted Sunday, November 3 2013 at 00:00
After the anticlimactic start to the postseason, UCU Canons and Falcons are widely expected to offer the most closely contested quarterfinal series.
Friday night was hardly the tip off to the National Basketball League playoffs wanted.
KIU Titans might have beaten newcomers City Oilers twice during the regular season but that never counts at this time of the year.
A 20-point mauling is what they got as Oilers strolled to a 76-56 victory at the Lugogo MTN Arena to take a 1-0 lead in the three-game series and could clinch a place in the semifinals on Tuesday.
It looked so easy as Ramadhan Arou top scored with 21 points, Jimmy Enabu added 19 and Kami Kabangu contributed 16 and 11 rebounds.
Surely, KIU are better than this though that sounds extremely hypothetical. Oilers earned everything they got despite KIU’s Julius Lutwama sinking a team high 18.
Also, today cannot be like Friday. UCU Canons face Falcons in the marquee contest of the quarterfinals between second and seventh. Six-time winners Falcons dug themselves a hole and must now get themselves out quickly against a team that has only lost four times this season.