20 March 2007

KENYA : Jaffery Hit Upper Hill in Semis

Jaffery Academy's basketball team entered the final of the Nairobi Province ball games when they beat Upper Hill 66-33 in the semi-final at Lenana High School.
Jafferys, last year's finalists, will meet St Austin Academy, who had an easy ride over Starehe Boys.
Jafferys almost earned a walkover after Upper Hill delayed to arrive for the championship. They took advantage of the many Upper Hill technical errors.
Guard Brian Waligu was the main catalyst for Jaffery, hitting three three-pointers.
Austin Mbega carried the Jafferys' offence after half-time, scoring 10 points in the first five minutes. He finished the quarter with 17 points, helping his team to a 54-24 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
"We played with the same energy and intensity on both ends of the floor and we are looking at capturing the national title," said Jaffery's coach Gabriel Ingotsi.
St Austin were too good for Starehe in the other semi-final, winning 77-28.

In the girls' semi-finals, St Georges dethroned Pangani girls 57-30 to book a final spot with Buruburu Girls, who outclassed Moi Nairobi Girls by beating them 39-27.
In the Coast provincial championship, Shimba Hills Secondary School girls' basketball team and Kilifi Township boys hockey teams caused major upsets at the Coast secondary schools First Term games when they defied all odds to qualify for the national secondary school games in Eldoret next month.
Shimba Hills booked the ticket alongside Mombasa High School, who will defend their national title.
US-bound international Salma Akinyi Garang scored game high 61 points and Sophia Simon had 10 points for Shimba while Mwasere's Catherine Mwangi scoring 21 points while Agnes Mwadime had eight.arlier, Shimba Hills topped pool "B" after beating Changamwe 34-20 and Matuga Girls 41-12.

They, however, lost 51-15 in the final to Mombasa High School.
An elated Shimba Hills principal Robert Aran, the team's coach, predicted the team would make it to the finals to qualify for the East Africa Secondary school games.

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