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City Oilers, Power maintain unbeaten run at Africa Zone 5 basketball

City Oilers in action on Tuesday. The brushed off a still challenge from Rwanda’s Patriots. PHOTO @cityoilers

Africa Zone 5 Championships 2017

Tuesday Results

Don Bosco 36-93 UCU

Horseed 43-93 Equity

Savio 76-42 Hawassa

Gondar 44-131 ABC

APR 51-75 KPA

Patriots 73-77 City Oilers

KPA 60-73 Power

3pm Don Bosco  v KPA ??
5pm KCCA  v Horseed 
7pm Equity  v APR 

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan basketball sides Power, City Oilers and UCU made it three wins out of three as the FIBA Africa Zone 5 Club Championships entered day three Tuesday at Lugogo in Kampala.

The game of the day was in men’s Group A where Rwanda’s Patriots gave Uganda’s City Oilers as much as they got, and kept fans off their seats for long spells.

City Oilers went into halftime 45-42 before Patriots took a 61-60 lead in the 3rd quarter to set up a tense final quarter.

New signing Jordan Mayez did most of the damage in the final quarter as a total 19 points from Adarius Pegues ensured the defending champions Oilers sealed it 77-73.

The other Ugandan men’s side Power was also made to sweat  in their Group B match against Kenya’s KPA.

KPA led for most of the first half, taking a 33-29 lead at the break before Power got back into contention and eventually snatched  what looked like a comfortable 73-60 victory.

UCU Mukono had set the tone for the day earlier, with yet another commanding 93-36 victory over Don Bosco to keep their 100% record in the women’s round robin contest. They had a day earlier come from behind to stun Kenya’s KPA 69-68.

The week-long tournament that started on Sunday, enters the quarterfinals Thursday at Lugogo.

The Zone 5 winners will qualify for the FIBA Africa Champions Cup set to be held in Tunisia in December.

Results DAY 2 Monday

Patriots 79 Savio 50

City Oil 111 Hawasa 41

Power 111 Gondar 31

ABC 77  KPA 81


APR 84 Don Bosco 74

Equity 56 KCCA 51

UCU 69 KPA 68


Results Day 1 Sunday

Africa Zone5 Champs 2017

APR 45  KCCA 57

Hawassa  43 Patriots 110

KPA 108  Gondar 35

UCU 108 Horseed 42

Equity 70 Don Bosco 48

City Oil 93 Savio 46

Power 87 ABC 55


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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