27 April 2006

KENYA: Lions on the prowl

By Dann O’were and Oscar Pilipili

Reigning East and Central Africa club champions KCB Lions started their title defence on a high, posting a 80-61 win over Burundi’s Runani at the Nyayo National Stadium gymnasium on Tuesday.

However, it was the losers Nijimbere Willy who hit the games opener after two minutes but KCB replied through Paul Onyango before a three pointer by John Njuguna gave the Kenyans a 5-2 lead.

Juma Ikapian’s two consecutive three pointers gave the Lions a 22-19 lead in the first quarter. The visitors, however, made a brave fight-back to close the gap to 24-21 in the second quarter before bad light caused temporary stoppage for 15 minutes.

The Lions built a 40-34 cushion at the break despite the tie being played under inadequate light. In the last quarter, the bankers raced to a 63-44 lead as both sides resorted to fouls.

Ikapian topped the scoring chart with 24 points while Wycliffe Okoth and Greg Odera each scored 12.

KPA...........69 Berbo ...........31

Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), recorded their second straight victory on Wednesday with a 69-31 victory over Berco Stars of Burundi.

Miriam Anyango sunk 15 points while Rose Ouma contributed 12 for the national champions. Belisye Mugisha drained nine points that included a three pointer for the Burundians.

The experienced KPA left nothing to chance as they went into the offensive from the first whistle to take a 10-8 lead inside the first three minutes with Yvonne Akinyi and Rose Ouma scoring early points.

Ethel Wakesho also entered the scorers sheet with a double in the sixth minute as KPA dominated the encounter.

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