14 July 2013

KENYA : Eagle Wings floor KPA as Strathmore stun Thunder

  • Experience played a vital role as defending champions Eagle Wings registered a convincing win of 68-46 over Kenya Ports Authority, KPA, on Saturday at the Nyayo National Stadium gymnasium.
    It was to be a tough encounter for both sides but it is KPA who started off well. The Dockers led 4-0 inside the first four minutes of play courtesy of two baskets from Brenda Angeshi and Joyce Wakhungu.
    This prompted Wings’ technical bench to call for an early timeout against their plans. Immediately afterwards, they made their first substitution bringing in Angela Akoth for Lucy Machuma.
    The move bore fruit as Akoth’s influence was felt throughout the match. She immediately scored two free-throws but they were canceled by Wakhungu who replied with a basket and a free-throw.
    This was the last time for KPA to score in the quarter. Akoth, who made key blocks for her team, turned on in style with two baskets and a three-pointer from Samba Mjomba as Wings took a 9-7 lead.
    Annerose Atieno added three baskets, Samba a three-pointer plus another three-pointer from Evelyn Nora to give Wings a 21-7 win in the first quarter.
    Wings, who had head coach Thomas Olumbo back at the bench after a long absence, carried home the second quarter 13-9 for a 34-16 lead at halftime.
    In the third quarter, they won 17-11 before KPA won the fourth 19-17. Akoth top scored for the champions with 22 points while Samba and Atieno had 13 apiece.
    Co-op see off Oryx 
    Angeshi was KPA’s top scorer with 12 points. Co-operative Bank was equally on the winning end beating Kenyatta University Oryx 57-27. Linet Atieno had 18 points for the bankers with Linda Alando adding 13. Betty Kananu top scored for the students with 8 points. Co-op Bank won all the quarters 15-6, 14-10, 14-1 and 14-10 in that order.
    Mennonite registered the first win of the season after being awarded a 20-0 walkover against Western Delight for not showing up.
    In the only men premier match of the day, Strathmore University condemned Thunder to their second loss of the season with a 67-50 win.
    The students were leading 33-22 at halftime after winning the first quarter 19-4. Thunder walked home with the second quarter winning 18-14. Upon resumption, Strathmore won the remaining quarters 13-8 and 21-20 to wrap up the win.
    Joseph Owino had 14 points for Strathmore with Geoffrey Oteki adding 13. James Ragot top scored for Thunder with 9 points.
    Parklands Baptist came down from 37-33 at halftime to beat Upperhill School 76-75 in division one. Joseph Ongoro had a game high of 31 points for Upperhill that were aided by six three-pointers. Daniel Imbali scored 26 for Baptist.
    In the other match, Kenyatta University Pirates beat Little Prince 74-69 after leading 30-24 at halftime. Douglas Momanyi scored 20 points for Pirates while Victor Okoth had 26 for Prince.
    Collated Results: Strathmore University 67 Thunder 50, Eagle Wings 68 KPA 46, KU Pirates 74 Little Prince 69, Parklands Baptist 76 Upperhill 75, KU Oryx 27 Co-op Bank 57, Mennonite 20 Western Delight 0.

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