FUBA NBL: Oilers to face UCU in finals after eliminating Warriors

first_img Tags: city oilersFUBA NBLJames OkelloMandy JuruniRonnie MutebiWarriors Oilers’ Landry Ndikumana (right) holds off two Warriors’ players during the FUBA NBL game on Friday at MTN Arena in Lugogo. (PHOTO/ FUBA)FUBA National Basketball League – Semi-FinalsWarriors 43-49 City Oilers (Oilers win 3-1)MTN Arena, LugogoFriday, 22-11-2019LUGOGO – City Oilers sealed a 7th consecutive FUBA NBL finals’ appearance following a 49-43 victory over Warriors in their game four of the best of five semi-finals playoff series.Oilers led 2-1 from the first three games and saw off a third-quarter come-back by Warriors in game four en route to winning the series 3-1 and set up a date with UCU Canons.Oilers started strongly, seeing Ivan Muhwezi sink a three off a jump shot for the first points of the night. They would eventually preserve their lead as they took the first quarter 11-8.The three-point advantage would be improved to six by half-time as Mandy Juruni’s side won the second 14-09.The third would then see Warriors take the initiative as they ran riot to win it 16-08 and take a two-point lead into the final 10 minutes with the scores reading 35-33.However, Warriors faded in the fourth, scoring just eight points whilst letting in 16 at the other end to allow Oilers to win the game 49-43 and close out the series.Warriors’ shot was off on the night as they managed just 17 of their attempted 73. Only Saidi Amisi who shot 5-11 from the field (11 points), reached double figures in terms of scoring.Stanley Mugerwa and Samad Imran who collected 10 and 11 boards respectively also put up a fight in the losing effort.For Oilers, James Okello picked his third double-double of the series as he scored 11 points and collected 14 rebounds in the victory. Landry Ndikumana was once again in beast mode, picking a game-high 18 rebounds.Oilers are favourites going into the final with UCU having won all the last six league titles.In the other games played on Friday, UCU Lady Canons also sealed a finals’ spot in the Lady Division following a 79-59 victory over KCCA Leopards in their game four of the best of five series.Abei Priscilla was the star of the show as she managed a double-double of 16 points and 13 rebounds off the bench.The Lady Canons will now face defending champions JKL Lady Dolphins for a right to be the Ladies champions.Comments last_img read more

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center_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling GLENDALE, Ariz. – Come Saturday afternoon more than 1,100 players will be looking for work. Such is life in the National Football League, “one of the few businesses that hire 90 just to fire 37,” according to Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians.The goal, of course, is to not be one of those 37, and for several Cardinals players, their last chance to make an impression — and preferably a good impression — will be Thursday in Denver. Top Stories Cap Capi flashed last week in Atlanta with a team-high seven tackles, 1.5 sacks and three quarterback hits, which may have just been enough to edge the injured Jarvis Jones out of a backup spot at outside linebacker.Harlan Miller plus rookies Rudy Ford and Ironhead Gallon are trying to convince the Cardinals to keep a fifth safety.And the punter?“It’ll come down to this game,” Arians said, referring to Matt Wile and Richie Leone.It can’t be easy, not knowing. One minute you’re on the roster and the next minute you’re unemployed. For that reason, there figure to be some anxious moments inside the Cardinals locker room, and why their effort and performance against the Broncos is of the utmost importance.“I’ve been through this a couple of times. I’m just going to go out there and be confident in what I can do,” said Dobson, who has been released three times in his four seasons. “Coaches reiterate all the time, there’s 31 other teams that’s going to be watching this film. I’m playing for this team, I’m playing for 31 other teams so I just got to make the most of my opportunity.”Every NFL team must have their rosters finalized by 1 p.m. on Saturday. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more