11 November 2014

KENYA : Co-op Bank concede third league loss

  • Valentine Nyakinda of Strathmore University in a previous league match against KAA. Strathmore University lost to Ulinzi Warriors at the weekend. (SNA File Photo)
Co-operative Bank suffered their third loss of the season over the weekend falling 53-60 to Ulinzi Warriors in a national classic league game played at Safaricom Indoor Arena, Kasarani.
The soldiers completed a 2-0 record over the champions this season having won the first leg encounter.
It was a close contest as both teams were separated by a point at halftime, Ulinzi winning the first quarter 22-9 and Co-op Bank the second 20-8. Ulinzi were dominant in second half taking the third and fourth quarters 12-11 and 18-13 respectively.
Eric Mutoro led the scores for the military side with 18 points and Allan Ouma for the bankers with 15.
Ulinzi won the second game of the weekend beating Strathmore University 70-61 while Co-op Bank beat Equity Bank 68-54. Equity saved face with a 74-61 win over Thunder in their second game after leading 38-37 at the breather.
Fred Lugasi scored a game high 25 points for the bankers while Mandela Otieno scored highest for Thunder with 16. In Mombasa, Anthony Okello scored 16 points to lead Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) to a 67-45 win over visiting Blades.
KPA enjoyed a 27-17 halftime lead as Edwin Otula top- scored for Blades with 13 points. KPA’s second game was a 81-55 win over Kenyatta University Pirates.
The other game had United States International University- Africa (USIU-A) beating Lions 78-61.
Two home wins
KPA, the women's premier league defending champions KPA registered two home wins against Strathmore University and KU Oryx. Strathmore was the first casualty on Saturday going down 30-64 to the dockers who enjoyed a 27-22 halftime lead.
Lynette Atieno top scored for KPA with 16 points while Susan Manya scored 15 for Strathmore. Oryx were dominated losing 31-88 as Yvonne Akinyi scored 18 points for KPA who led 33-19 at halftime. KPA won first quarter 25-9 and Oryx the second 10-8.
The dockers were unmatched in second half with 23-4 and 32-8 wins in the third and fourth quarters respectively.
Bridgit Nanzala scored 35 points to help Ulinzi Blades beat Safe Spaces 75-51 after a 35-25 lead at halftime. Blades won all quarters 21-12, 14-13, 21-14 and 19-12 while Evelyne Itabu top scored for Safe Spaces with 15 points.
It was a fruitful weekend for Blades who took home a second win of 51-42 over Kenya College of Accountancy- University (KCA-U) helped by 25 points from Nanzala. Rebecca Nkatha scored highest for KCA-U with 14 points.
USIU-A and Sprite Storms won on the road beating Western Delight 81-42 and 53-30 respectively in Kakamega.
KBF weekend results
Friday: Ulinzi Warriors 70 Strathmore University 61, Lions 61 USIU-A Tigers 78.
Saturday: KPA Ladies 63 Strathmore University 30, KPA Men 67 Blades 45, ANU 61 MKU Eldonets 67, Zetech University 60 Baraka Xtreme 50, Ulinzi Blades 75 Safe Spaces 51, Thunder 61 Equity Bank 74, Co-op Bank 53 Ulinzi Warriors 60, Western Delight 42 USIU-A  Flames 81, Nebulas 0 Trailblazers 20.
Sunday: MKU Kakamega 20 Parklands Baptist 0, Western Delight 30 Sprite Storms 53, KPA Ladies 88 KU Oryx 31, KPA Men 81 KU Pirates 55, KCA-U 42 Ulinzi Blades 51, Barclays Bank 72 World Hope 60, Equity Bank 54 Co-op Bank 68.

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