17 August 2006

KENYA : Ulinzi Top Standings After Good Weekend

By Caxton Apollo

National basketball league champions Ulinzi Warriors maintained their top position after harvesting the maximum two points at Nairobi's Nyayo National Stadium at the weekend.

The soldiers, who are the only unbeaten side in 10 outings, rocked Kenyatta University Pirates 89-62 on Saturday. The victory saw Ulinzi Warriors keep their top spot on the nine-team table with 20 points. Former champions Co-operative Bank, who had defeated Tigers of the USIU-A 77-59 in their last assignment, lie second with 18 points. The bankers have played 10 matches, won eight and lost two.

Regional champions Kenya Commercial Bank Lions continued their campaign for the post-season play-offs when they beat University of Nairobi's Terrorists 65-52 on Sunday. As a result, KCB Lions occupy the third position with 16 points.. In fourth position are Tigers with 15 points from five wins and five losses. The varsity lads coached by George Mayienga hit ICC 84-68 on Saturday. Pirates are fifth with 12 points after going down 89-62 to reigning champions Ulinzi Warriors.

In the women's category, Sprite Storms lead the seven-team championship with 14 points. Telkom are second with 13 points from five wins and three losses.

Defending champions Kenya Ports Authority are third with 10 points. The dockwomen, are the only unbeaten team in the seven-team women's championship. Dynamites went dry in six matches after Sprite Storms whitewashed them 82-18. The students lie bottom with six points.

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