01 June 2014

KENYA : Lions strike first League win

  • Lions Pascal Mwangilwa in league match at the Nyayo National Stadium.(Photo by Shutterspeed)
Lions secured its first win of the season on Saturday beating Kenyatta University Pirates 71-65 at the Nyayo National Stadium gymnasium.
The win was a big relief for the former league champions who had gone dry for five matches winless.
Pirates led 27-26 at the breather but Lions overpowered them in the second half to register the maiden win. Pirates won the first quarter 13-6 and Lions the second 20-14.
Lions carried home the third quarter 25-13 and Pirates the fourth 25-20. Captain Victor Ochieng led the scores for Lions with a game high 29 points while Benson Moibi scored 19 for Pirates.
Peter Shilton stole the show in the fourth quarter as Strathmore University beat Nairobi City Thunder 79-67.
Shilton, who top scored for Strathmore with game high 31 points, scored 14 in the fourth quarter as Thunder’s challenge weathered down.
Clifton Allela scored 21 points for Thunder who played without influential scorer Griffin Ligare. It was a comeback win for Strathmore after trailing 30-37 at halftime. The first quarter tied at 19-19 with Thunder winning the second 18-11.
The second half proved a turning point for Strathmore who scored 26-17 and 23-13 in the third and fourth quarters respectively.
Equity overcome Terrorists 
Equity Bank powered past University of Nairobi’s Terrorist with a 60-46 win. Equity heach coach Emmanuel Ochieng was up against his former side and had the last laugh.
The bankers enjoyed a two points lead going to the breather with 18-14 win in the first quarter and 12-14 loss in the second.
The third quarter was low scoring but ended in Equity’s advantage winning 11-8.
They wrapped up the win with a 19-10 score in the fourth quarter. Frederick Lugasi and Dan Nabuya top scored for Equity and Terror respectively with 19 points apiece, each scoring nine from the three-point line.
Mennonite’s fortunes continued to dip further low with a 55-71 loss at the hands of Kenya Airports Authority, KAA.
Alfred Kipruto and Danson Ngatia led the scores for KAA with a combined 29 points while Collins Ochieng scored 22 for Mennonite.
A late rally from Mennonite proved fruitless after giving away vital points in the opening half. KAA won the first three quarters 21-11, 20-10 and 12-8 while Mennonite won the consolation fourth 26-18.
The only women premier match played had Kenya College of Accountancy- University, KCA-U, beat visiting Western Delights 45-35. Rebecca Nkatha top scored for KCA-U with 17 points as Elizabeth Naliuba added 14. Celia Okumu scored highest for Delights with 13 points.
The quarters were evenly contested by both sides. KCA-U won the first and second quarters 15-5 and 14-11 while Delights took home the third 9-6. The fourth quarter resulted in a 10-10 tie.
Results: Thunder 67 Strathmore University 79, Lions 71 KU Pirates 65, Equity Bank 60 Terror 46, KAA 71 Mennonite 55, KCA-U 45 Western Delights 35.

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