24 November 2012

KENYA : Tigers vs Blades, who will draw 1st blood?

Updated on 23/11/12 | By BRIAN AYIEKO

The KBF Premier League play-offs will be heading into the second weekend and United States International University (USIU-A) take on arch rivals Strathmore University on Saturday evening from 6:00 pm in their 1st game of the quarter final stage.
They will meet again a day later (Sunday) for game two from 2:00pm and if either team beats the other (wins both games) in the two matches then they will have a 2 game advantage out of the possible 3 and will have earned a ticket to the semis.
Tigers of USIU have been the better side this year since they have managed to overcome Strathmore on both occasions (1st and 2nd leg of the normal league) and they will be heading into the play-offs with an intention of maintaining the streak.
In their first match USIU beat ‘Blades’ 76-64 in a tense match played back in June at the monthly Friday Night Basketball with fan trouble marring the match.In the encounter Chris Mulumba and Aron Ramadhan were in outstanding form for the Tigers with Mulumba sinking in 16 points while Aron had 12. Strathmore’s David Ogolla gave his best efforts and on that evening with 18 points the highest in the match but that was not enough to salvage the win for the Madaraka based side.
Come October, the two teams were at it again for the 2nd leg of the fixture and Strathmore were so close yet so far after they were beaten by USIU with a margin of 2 points the game ending 61-63. Evans Leting on that occasion helped his side (Tigers) with 21 points while Valentine Nyakinda gave the Blades 24 points.
The weekend fixtures will be worth not missing with coaches Tony Ochieng (Strathmore) and David Maina (USIU) both looking to ensure that their teams head into the semi-final stage. With players at the caliber of Leting, Aron,Nyakinda and Ogolla the matches will prove to be a stage for fireworks and it is only the court that will decide who goes back home or proceeds to the next stage.

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