Nigeria’s two representatives Kano Pillars and Gombe Bulls lost to City Oilers and ASB Mazembe respectively so have crashed out of the 2017 FIBA Africa Champions Cup in Tunisia.
Pillars fell 95-86 points to the Ugandans who dominated most part of the game. Oilers won three quarters with exception of the third (21-26) taking it to a one point lead at the end of the third quarter (75-74).
Five City Oilers players who finished on double figures combined for 73 points. Top perfomers; Robin Odoch who got off the bench to score 21 points, Lleon Tillman (15), Adarius Pegues (14), Jordin Mayes (12), while Jimmy Enabu added (11) and 7 assists to go with it.
Kano Pillars were left to play catch up in the fourth as City Oilers outscored them, 20-12 to emerge victorious. Abubakar Usman had 27 points, 6 of 13 from the arc while Jimmy Williams continued from where he left off on Friday scoring 23 points and Abdul Yahaya added a double-double, 16 points and 13 rebounds.
In the game played earlier, Gombe Bulls displayed a woeful performance to exit the competition after a 67-47 blow out loss to ASB Mazembe of DR Congo. Like Pillars, a win would have given them a spot in the quarter finals.
Yakubu Sylvanus and Godwin David both contributed 11 points each in a game the zone 3 representatives were poor on shooting, 24.32%, hit just 2 of 28 from the deep and suffered 21 turn overs.
In a repeat of the 2017 Kwese Premier Basketball League, Gombe Bulls will slug it out with Kano Pillars in the classification game on Monday