19 April 2013

KENYA : Buru Buru Girls Tame Heights to Book Semis Spot in Basketball

Former national secondary school basketball champions Buru Buru Girls of Metropolitan booked their place in the semi-finals of the ongoing national games at Mang'u High yesterday.
Buru Buru, the 2012 runners-up behind Shimba Hills, beat Heights of Aberdare 34-9 in a low-scoring match to claim the semi-finals ticket. Buru Buru took the first quarter 9-0 a, the second 6-0 to take a 15-0 half time lead.
They were also 6-1 winners in the third set before they were pipped 8-7 in the last but still managed to book a semis slot. Elisah Mayienga scored a game high 12 points for the winners with Irene Achieng adding eight points. Naomi Waithera was the losers top pointer with six.
Buru Buru coach Julius Otieno attributed their success to the experience garnered at the East African and national championships. Eve Chebet guided St.Brigids of Nzoia to a 76-28 win over Lake region's Mabera.
Chebet scored a game high 23 points, Aurelia Achieng and Bertha Kisiero contributed eight points apiece while Faith Ijarua was Mabera's top scorer with 10. In other girls' matches played, Mabera beat Heights 50-38, Buru Buru hit St Brigids 33-25, Bahati breezed past Kirigara 52-43 while Shimba Hills humiliated Senior Chief Ogle 147-2.
In the boys' category, Mang'u failed to utilise home ground advantage as they lost 66-40 to Friends School Kamusinga in a hotly-contested encounter. In opening round matches on Tuesday, Mang'u beat Mandera 79-7, Friends Schools Kamusinga beat Kangaru 64-28, Upper Hill defeated Kapsabet 77-22 and Maseno overcame Shimba Hills 46-42.

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