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10 dezembro 2015


Ivan Lumanyika (15) showed out for UCU Canons in Game 3 © Kawowo Sports / AISHA NAKATO Ivan Lumanyika (15) showed out for UCU Canons in Game 3
City Oilers 52-69 UCU Canons (Oilers lead series 2-1)
UCU Canons defeated City Oilers 69-52 on Wednesday night to revive their hopes of clinching their first ever league championship.
The Canons started the game like wounded lions with their transitional offense yielding dividends as they took the first quarter 25-12, the defending champions then stepped up in the second and Jeff Omondi’s 3-pointer at the buzzer cut UCU’s lead to 10 points going into halftime.
Whereas Oilers tried to get back into the game in the third quarter, they barely plated in the last period of the game managing just 6 points.
Omondi, Jimmy Enabu and Kami Kabange who have been Oilers’ main offensive options all had a nightmare of a game mainly due to UCU's zonal match-up defense.
Enabu and Kabange got into foul trouble early in the game and this limited their minutes on the floor while Omondi didn’t start the game but even when he stepped on, he didn’t offer that much.
Steve Wundi had a game high 24 points while Ivan Lumanyika added 19 points and 10 rebounds to hand UCU their first win in the finals.
The two sides will meet again Friday at YMCA in game four of the seven-game series.