13 November 2014
KENYA : Warriors Poised to Take Pole Position Ahead of Play-Offs
Former six times champion Ulinzi Warriors are poised to take the pole position heading into the national basketball league play offs games.
The soldiers who posted two crucial wins beating reigning champions Co-operative Bank of Kenya and United States International University (USIU) are second with 56 points but they have a game at hand.
A win or loss in their last fixture of the season will see Ulinzi firmly at the top having beaten Co-op Bank in their two fixtures.
Co-op lead the 16 team pack with 57 points but have finished their fixtures.
The two giants have won the national title 14 times between them with the soldiers having been crowned six times and the bankers eight times.
Ulinzi won their last in 2006 while Co-op have bagged the last four crowns.
Third placed USIU have 55 points but have also finished their fixtures. Lions are fourth on 46 points. Blades have 46 with a match to play, Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) are sixth on 45.
The other teams in with a chance in the post season are Strathmore who are are seventh with 45 points while Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) occupy the last spot with 45 points with five games still to play.
In the women's category, USIU lead with 41 points with a game to play. The students are as good as leaders. Reigning champions KPA have 38 points with two games left while Former champions Eagle Wings are third on 37 points.
Co-op are fourth with 36 points but have finished their matches, Strathmore will leapfrog them as they have 35 but with a game left. Sprite Storms are sixth on 33 points, Ulinzi "Blades" lie in the seventh place with 31 and Safe Spaces occupy the eighth spot with 29.
The lower division is all clear having finished their fixtures. Zetech University tops (56), Umoja (52) Kenya College of Accountancy(KCA) University (50), Lakeside (49), Dankind Academy (48), World Hope (48), Upper Hill (48) and Trailblazers (46).