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City Oilers look to end first round on a high

After nine consecutive victories for City Oilers, Sharing Youth have the unenviable task of trying to end that sequence as the champions complete their first round games today at YMCA.Similarly, Krishna Falcons will also hope to end their fixtures on a high albeit against more difficult opposition when they come up against resurgent Riham Warriors in the peak of today’s games.

While oilers have been unspectacular in their pursuit of a second straight championship, they have managed to do enough to win just like the 52-43 victory over Ndejje University Angels on Tuesday suggests.Kami Kabange like has been over this and last season, top scored with 14 points and seven rebounds.

The centre having seen his proposed move to Qatar fall through seems to have recovered from a slow start by his high standards and is averaging 16.75 points in his last four games.Sharing meanwhile are coming off the back of an 88-56 loss to Riham Warriors and are 4-6 on their return to the top division.

Their conquerors Warriors though are in buoyant mood as they prepare to play Falcons despite the win over Sharing being only the second time they have recorded back to back wins this season.Reason for that is the still talked about 102-92 win over Tiger Head Power nine days ago that for many looks to have kickstarted their season.

As their opponents have been hogging the headlines, Falcons have gone about their work silently and before Friday’s game possessed the joint second best record in the league at 7-3.

Most of their good start has been enabled by an improved backcourt of Martin Kelly and Syrus Kiviiri who scored 23 points in the 76-65 win over Nkumba Marines on Wednesday.

That very backcourt is however expected to be under more scrutiny than against Nkumba with the absence of Kelly who has since returned to the US.

essenono@ug.nationmedia.com

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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