12 September 2012

KENYA : Lions survive Terrorists’ Scare to maintain supremacy

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Updated on 11/09/12 | By BRIAN AYIEKO

Morris Shitsama’s KCB Lions still hold on to their unbeaten record despite being pushed to the limit by UON Terrorists on Sunday extending their supremacy to 12 matches in a row since the KBF Premier League kicked off in April.
In the tightly contested match played at the Nyayo Gymnasium against the Terrorists, KCB won by a single point in a match that ended 70-69. The win puts the Lions at 24 points the same as 2011 Champions and fellow bankers Co-op bank but the second placed team has played 14 matches losing 4 of those.
KPA is 3rd (22 points) on the log after playing 13 matches winning 9 closely followed by USIU (21 points) who were beaten by Defence Forces side Ulinzi 70-63 on Saturday.
The win over the Tigers pushed Ulinzi to 5th place with 20 points followed by Madaraka based Strathmore University with the same number of points having won 7 of their 13 matches.
In the second half of the table, Masinde Muliro University beat Mennonites 58-49 on Sunday at the Kakamega Police Canteen to place themselves at position 7 on the log with 6 wins out of 13 matches. UON Terror are 8th with 18 points same as Mennonites but Mennonites have played 16 matches compared to Terrors 14 placing them at 9th.
The last three teams in the men’s category are Thunder, Blazers and Lakeside. Griffins Ligare’s Thunder has 16 points from winning 5 of its 13 matches while Blazers and Lakeside share 15 points but the Kisumu based team has played 12 matches compared to Blazers 13.
In the ladies category USIU Flames who lost their first match on Saturday after being beaten by the 2011 KBF and current East and Central Club Champions Eagle Wings 50-43 are still leading the pack having bounced back on Sunday to redeem themselves with a 57-23 win over bottom placed Gladiators 57-23. The Flames have 23 points while Gladiators who are yet to win a single match have 10 points.
Co-op Bank who were pushed to second this weekend have 22 points after suffering a disappointing loss to Strathmore going down 46-37 on Sunday despite leading most of the time. Storms are at 3rd place with 21 points while Eagle Wings are 4th with 18 points after winning 8 of its 10 matches. Kakamega based Western Delight hold the 5th position with 18 points also but have played 12 matches winning 6 of those.
Strathmore are at 6th (16 points) position after playing 10 matches followed by Safe Spaces and Mennonites follow respectively both team sharing 15 points. The coastal teams Kenya Ports Authority and NYTA Shimba-Hills are the team to play the least number of matches (7) and they are at position 9 (13 points) and 10 (11 points) respectively.
The league resumes over the weekend.

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