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City Oilers, Power look good for Africa Zone 5 basketball semis

Action as City Oilers beat Patriots 77-73 on Tuesday. City Oilers City Oilers are expected to power their way into the semis when they take on today. PHOTO @cityoilers

TODAY: Women round robin

KPA 85 Horseed 32
Don Bosco 91 KCCA 39
UCU 88 APR 50

Men’s quarterfinals
Patriots 68 ABC 60
KPA 66 Savio 48
City Oilers 98 Gondar 52
Power 84 Hawassa 41

Semi-finals

KPA vs City Oilers

Patriots vs Power

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  If Monday’s results at the FIBA Africa Zone 5 Club Championships are anything to go by, Ugandan sides Power and City Oilers will have an easy march into the semi-finals when they face Ethiopian opponents in today’s quarterfinals.

Defending champions City Oilers have a date against Gondar at 7pm while Power face Hawassa City at 9pm at Lugogo Arena that hosts quarterfinal games from 3pm.

City Oilers are unbeaten, having  won their hardest test so far on Tuesday, a 77-73 win over Rwanda’s Patriots.

Mandy Juruni’s side should have too much firepower for Gondar, who were hammered 111-31 by the other Ugandan representative Power.

Power, who are also unbeaten,  take on Hawassa City. Hawassa were mauled 111-41 by City Oilers in their last game.

The winner of this tournament will represent Zone 5 at the FIBA Africa Champions Cup 2017 that will be hosted in Tunisia in December.

The women’s round robin tourney continues, with Kenyan sides Equity and KPA, and Ugandan sides KCCA and UCU favourites to snatch the top two places.

The highlight in Wednesday’s round robin games saw Maureen Amoding grab 39 points as KCCA Leopards annihilated Horseed 139-35. Kenya’s Equity edged APR 61-51 and KPA routed Don Bosco 93-43.

The top two teams from this tournament will represent Zone 5 at the FIBA Africa Champions Cup Women 2017 set to be held in Angola from November 3-12.

 Men: Group stages

GROUP A – City Oil – Uganda; Patriots – Rwanda; Savio – Tanzania; Hawassa City – Ethiopia

GROUP B – Betway Power – Uganda; Gondar City – Ethiopia; A.B.C – Tanzania; K.P.A – Kenya

Women (round robin)

UCU,  KCCA,  Equity, KPA,  Horseed , APR, Don Bosco

 

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