08 July 2014
KENYA : USIU teams win league matches at Nyayo Stadium
USIU-Africa's men's and women’s basketball teams won their first-leg matches in the basketball Premier League at Nyayo Stadium gymnasium at the weekend. The Flames of the USIU-A upset former champions Eagle Wings 57-51.
The Tigers of the USIU-A had earlier rocked the Mennonites 82-40 on Saturday.
The Blades needed 13 points from Samuel Mugoko while George Okoth also sunk 12 to beat the Thunder 66-63 in another entertaining men’s Premier League tie.
The Blades had an edge from the first whistle to lead 36-31 at half time in a match Thunder guard Griffins Ligare emerged top scorer with a record 40 points.
Women’s champions KPA had a successful tour of Kakamega, beating hosts Western Delight 94-24.
At Nyayo Stadium, Parklands Baptist lost their second match in a row, falling 73-31 to Umoja in men’s Division One league.
Parklands Baptist lost 37-65 to World Hope at Upper Hill School on Saturday. In Thika, hosts Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology failed to use the home-court advantage when Zetech College defeated them 69-44.
Baraka Xtreme also suffered a 64-26 loss to Dankind Academy from Nairobi in Thika on Saturday. Dankind Academy kept their impressive record to pip Upper Hill School (68-67) after trailing 33-25 at the break.
Parklands Baptist 31 Umoja 73, Upper Hill School 67 Dankind Academy 68, KCA-U 48 Zetech College 61, Flames of the USIU-A 57 Eagle Wings 51, Blades 66 Thunder 63, Strathmore University 43 Co-op Bank 36, Tigers 82 Mennonites 40, Umoja 55 KCA-U 57, Africa Nazarene University 42 Trailblazers 56, World Hope 65 Parklands Baptist 37, KPA 94 Western Delight 24, JKUAT 44 Zetech College 69, Baraka Xtreme 26 Dankind Academy 64.