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City Oilers Close In On Ninth Straight NBL Final

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Wednesday, October 5
•JT Lady Jaguars 67-70 KIU Rangers (0-2)
•Our Saviour 67-79 City Oilers (0-2)


City Oilers are on the brink of making their ninth consecutive National Basketball League final appearance.

City Oilers who have an unprecedented streak of eight championship victories, beat Our Saviour in Wednesday’s Game Two 67-79 to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five semifinal series.

Mande Juruni’s charges displayed consistency throughout the first three quarters, scoring 22 points in each of them, which allowed them to establish an impressive 20-point lead heading into the final quarter.

However, in the last quarter, it appeared as though they eased off the gas pedal, allowing Our Saviour to mount a late challenge, resulting in a 21-13 score in favor of their opponents in that period.

Nonetheless, the Oilers had already inflicted substantial damage earlier in the game.

Moses Maker was a standout performer for the Oilers, garnering a double-double with 13 points and 20 rebounds.

Complementing him, Fayed Baale and Jimmy Enabu added 18 and 16 points to the team’s tally, respectively.

On the opposing side, Our Saviour, the valiant underdogs who had eliminated Ndejje in the quarterfinals, were led by Malual Dier, who also achieved a double-double with 17 points and 18 rebounds. Additionally, Alleh Okwenzi contributed 11 points to their effort.

The spirit of Our Saviour remained unbroken throughout the game, reflecting their resilience, much like their performance in the earlier Game One loss.

As they prepare for the upcoming Game Three, scheduled for Sunday, the odds may not be in their favor against the formidable City Oilers. However, they can take pride in their commendable performance in what has been a seemingly one-sided series.

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