10 June 2010

KENYA : Nairobi League - Jomo Kenyatta University in storming start to the league

JOMO Kenyatta University of Agriculture (JKUAT) made a storming start to the league when they won their three matches at Railways Club over the weekend.

Late inclusion JKUAT beat Madison 56-41 in a fiercely contested show. The students were pepped by Gaetano Ondipo who posted 16 points with Petyer Ondipo chipping in with 15. For the losing side, Fidel Ogolla netted 13 while Joram Ogol added 12.

In the first of their other two games, JKUAT rolled over Little Prince 60-39 in a game that saw John Ayom lead the scoring tally with 19 points and Ondipo nailing 12. Collins Omondi was the Little Prince's main scorer as he poured in 11.

An impressive and balanced attacking display saw them also brushed Balozi aside 62-31, with Ronnie Otieno leading the way with 20 points, while Ondipo added 14 and Kibuya 12. Balozi's Given Walengu and David Wainaina were kept below double figures.

The other team on a roll is Upper Hill School. They overcame Nairobi Deaf Kings (NDK) 68-20. By the half-time break Upper Hill had opened up a led of 36-8. Collins Ochieng shot 22 points and Joseph Gichuki added 11, while for NDK Dan Kisiangani posted 14.

Ochieng was good for another 26 points as he lead Upper Hill in a hard fought 70-63 battle against Don Bosco, who gave as good as they got. Don Obiga collected 25 points for the losing side.

Legacy came back from a 25-26 half-time deficit to triumph in a close encounter, beating Sauna 62-61 in an entertaining game. Daniel Odhiambo scored 14 points, backed up by Kelvin Mutai who scored 13. Sauna had the game's top scorer in John Otieno who nailed 16, while Alex Okutoi who scored 14.

Charles Odhiambo showed the way with 18 points guiding Sauna to a 49-35 triumph over Balozi. The Legacy versus Old Pirates game was cancelled due to rain and will be rescheduled at a later date.

KAA and Starthmore remain at the top of the table with 18 and 16 points respectively.

In the ladies matches, World Hope dismissed JKUAT 32-20. The students were pegged back 5-20 at half time but did well in the second. Catherine Magina nailed 11 while Mercy Bwore added nine for the victors.

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