The Oilers lost in the first quarter 15-22 and second quarter 22-23. They, however, played a powerful third and fourth quarter to lead it 24-21 and 26-25 respectively, but this was in vain, thanks to the consistency of the Mozambique side.
The debutants at the tournament had a slow start of the game losing 11-17 by the end of the first quarter. But the team outclassed Equity 17-4 in the second half. By the end of the third quarter, Equity fought back to ensure a 42-49 game although the JKL side remained on top.
Uganda is positioned second after Nigeria with 6 points. Mali and Rwanda come third and fourth respectively with 4 points each. The Ugandan team says it is determined to overcome Nigeria and maintain its positioning in the group and advance to the second round of the top 12 of 16 teams.
In a tight game played at the City, Arena: Bamako, Palais des Sports Salamatou Maiga, Uganda led the first quarter 28-16 and second quarter 20-11 before the Rwandan side led the third quarter 19-15 and a slim 16-15 lead in the last quarter.
In a hotly contested game played at the City Arena in Bamako, the Uganda side led the first quarter 17-11 before a slow second quarter saw them trail 36-29 against the Nigerian side. Nigeria led the third and fourth quarter 28-20 and 27-20 to give them a 102-86 lead over the Ugandan side.
Stanley Ocitti led Oilers scoring with 13 points, six of which came from three-pointers and Jordin Mayes added 8 points. Although the Oilers put up an equal fight in the first half to ensure a lead of 20-16 in the first quarter, the InterClube side won the second quarter 16-13.