18 June 2007

KENYA : Lions in another win against Strathmore University

East and Central Africa champions KCB Lions re-discovered their winning ways when they posted a 67-55 win over Strathmore University in a Premier
League tie at Nyayo National Stadiuium gymnasium.

The 2001 national champions, who have lost two matches, showed class from start roaring to a 39-30 at the breather. Abel Nson shot 20 points, David Otiso 14
and Tobias Onyango 12.

For the "Blades" who have yet to cut their opponents as their name suggests have now lost four games in a row and must rethink their strategy. They had 12 from
Ben Ogallo and 10 from Keith Oruko.

International Christian Center (ICC) took a 10 point lead in the first quarter but in the end fell 65-74 to United States International University (USIU).

Coming off a 34-39 margin at the break, ICC came back to tie the scores 56-56 before Djibril Laurent's two baskets gave the students the lead for keeps.

Dan Okwirri led "Tigers" with 21 points, Laurent bagged 20 while Papillon Odhiambo had 16. For ICC the sharp shooting Nelson Njau was the toast as he sunk
game high 33 points.

Former four time champions Co-operative Bank of Kenya also blanked sad Kenyatta University "Pirates" 69-62 in another close fight.

Co-op, who is so far the only team that has remained unbeaten, were ahead 19-13 in the first quarter and went on to command a 40-29 difference at the break.

After resumption, KU had proved the better side as dangerman Girffin Ligare's crisp perimeter shooting saw the students came out best with a 19-18 and 14-11

International Cliff Ochieng and Musa Odari scored 19 points each for the bankers. For KU, Ligare hit game high 25 that included five three pointers and Phil
Dinga added 16.

In the women's tie, Yana were on the driving seat from start but harshly lost the game in the dying seconds as international Samba Mjomba drove for the game
clinching lay up for a 53-51 victory.

With Judy Akoth leading the way, Yana led 27-20 at the break and were sure bet for two points until she fouled out late in the game. Angela Okoth led USIU
with 18 points while Caroline Achieng posted Yana's 24.


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