City Oilers one win away from fifth consecutive final

  • Power 59-77 City Oilers (Oilers lead series 2-0)
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Power’s Fahmy Sebatindira locks up City Oilers’ Jimmy Enabu

City Oilers put one foot in the 2017 National Basketball League playoff finals following a 77-59 win over Power in Game 2 on Sunday night.

Led by skipper Jimmy Enabu, the defending champions set the pace of the game right from tip-off that proved unmatched by Power.

Power got out running but City Oilers chased from the 3-point line with Ben Komakech and Stephen Omony hitting triples and the defending champions led 21-14 after the opening 10 minutes.

Enabu took over the shooting from beyond the arc backed by Tonny Drileba as Landry Ndikumana controlled the inside for Oilers in the second quarter.

Power kept chasing the game and twice brought the game within 5 points but inevitably never caught up and succumbed to defeat and are on the edge of elimination.

Enabu scored game high 20 points, Omony and Komakech had 15 and 13 points respectively while Ndikumana picked game high 17 rebounds coupled with 12 points.

Joseph Ikong had team high 19 points and picked 7 rebounds for Power while Michael Makiadi picked 16 rebounds to go with 11 points.