10 September 2012

KENYA : Ulinzi gun down Tigers in highly volatile match

USIU player/ Michezoafrika file
USIU player/ Michezoafrika file

Updated on 10/09/12 | By BRIAN AYIEK
USIU Tigers center Ramadhan Aron and Ulinzi point guard Victor Odendo were sent to the stands after a physical confrontation in their volatile match that Ulinzi managed to beat the students 70-63 at the Nyayo gymnasium over the weekend.
The two were sent off with 1 minute 30 seconds to go in the last quarter and had to sit out the rest of the physical match. Ulinzi who have had a resurgence in their form since their dismal start to the league came out guns blazing in the 1st quarter crushing the Tigers 28- 14 but slumped in the second with the duo of Evans Leting and Chris Mulumba harassing their defence to give the students 22 points, while the defence forces side could only manage 8 points to put the half time scores at a level 36 points.
In the 3rd quarter Odendo who had also played the previous evening in the All stars competition showed moments of brilliance with his fakes and accurate passing that helped his side to get 20 points in the quarter while USIU managed 10 points. William Ochieng was also at hand to collect the rebounds giving the Tigers a hard time and by the end of the match he gave Ulinzi 10 points while Odendo shared the highest points of the match with USIU’s Evans Leting both sinking in 19 points. Chris Mulumba went on further to get 17 points.
In the last quarter which was stopped more than once the students pushed Ulinzi albeit some good defending from Moses Shida and William Ochieng and it paid off when they got 17 points while Ulinzi had 14 points but it was little too late and Ulinzi took the 2 points home.
The loss to Ulinzi is the 3rd for USIU after 11 matches and they so far have 21 points while Ulinzi now have 7 wins after 13 matches with 20 points.
In other matches played over the weekend in the Division one league, Nairobi Aviation beat African Nazarene 85-25, Trailblazers beat Kenyatta University Pirates 55-50 while World Hope floored KAA 62-55
In the Women’s league, Storms splashed Gladiators 60-29, with Susan AKinyi contributing to 22 of the 60 points for Storms

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