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Power, City Oilers march on in Africa Zone 5 basketball

Power in action on Monday. PHOTO @cityoilers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan basketball sides Power and City Oilers continued their dorminance of the FIBA Africa Zone 5 Club Championships with thumping wins on Monday in Kampala.

New signing Jordan Mayez led the scoring with 16 points, while Laundry Ndikumana got 14 as defending champions Oilers rolled over Ethiopia’s Hawasa 111-41.

City Oilers guard Mayez told FIBA.basketball that, “It felt good to go out there and win with the guys. We were confident that we were going to win this game. We came out, ran the floor and played defense. We played our game and the outcome was in our favor.”

Power then capped the day for the Ugandans with a 111-31 score against Gondar City, also from Ethiopia. The Ugandan men’s sides have won their two opening matches.

The game of the day however came in the women’s contest, where Mukono based UCU came from behind to stun Kenya’s KPA 69-68. KPA led 68-66 at 1 min 34 to end of the game.

The week-long tournament started Sunday morning at Lugogo. The Zone 5 winners will qualify for the FIBA Africa Champions Cup set to be held in Tunisia in December.

Africa Zone 5 Championships 2017

MONDAY: DAY 2 results

Patriots 79 Savio 50

City Oil 111 Hawasa 41

Power 111 Gondar 31

ABC 77  KPA 81

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APR 84 Don Bosco 74

Equity 56 KCCA 51

UCU 69 KPA 68

TUESDAY: Day 3 fixtures

8.30am Don Bosco vs Ucu

10.30am Horseed vs Equity

12.30pm Savio vs Hawassa

2.30pm Gondar vs ABC

4.30pm APR vs KPA

6.30pm Patriots vs City Oilers

8.30pm KPA vs Power

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Day 1 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

Men

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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