30 April 2014

NIGERIA : NBBF Postpones Week Nine DStv Basketball League Matches

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has postponed all Week Nine matches in the ongoing DStv Basketball League scheduled for May 2, an official said yesterday.
Agboola Pinheiro, a board member of the federation, told said in a chat in Lagos that week nine matches were postponed because of the league's prestigious All-Star Game.
Pinheiro said that the development would enable some players to participate in the All-Star match.
He said the week nine matches that were scheduled for May 2 across the Atlantic and the Savannah Conferences had been moved to May 9.
"We are set to witness yet another All-Star Game which comes up on May 3 in Lagos, hence the need to move the date of the matches across the two conferences.
"The shift in date will allow some selected players to participate in the prestigious event which will showcase the best of players from the two conferences.
"These set of players are also the best that have been monitored since the beginning of the season in March," he said.
The selected players from the Atlantic Conference narrowly defeated their opponents from the Savannah Conference 104-103 to win the 2012/2013 edition.
The Atlantic Team got N1million for their efforts while the Savannah Team got N500, 000.

KENYA : Ulinzi Hit Mennonites in Premier League Ball Battle

ULINZI "Warriors humiliated Mennonites 85-34 in a low key premier league basketball clash at Nyayo National Stadium gymnasium. The former six time champions had a strong 38-14 advantage at the breather.
Eric Mutoro sunk 22 points while Victor Odendo collected another 21. The losers who only managed to post double figures in the third quarter, recorded 14 from Felix Odhiambo. Mennonites hit Kenyatta University "Pirates" 69-54 behind 38 points from Collins Ochieng.
Blades cut KU "Pirates" 93-51 in a one sided game that saw Edwin Otula make 21 points and Robert Hope add 19. KU had 14 from George Okoth and 13 from Jackton Agunda.
At the Makande Welfare hall in Mombasa, champions Kenya Ports Authority whipped Co-operative Bank of Kenya 63-46 as Yvonne Akinyi exploded for 19 points while Lynette Juma shot the bankers 16. Ulinzi "Blades" cut former champions Eagle Wings 61-60 in a duel that saw Bridgit Nanzala manage 16 points and Rebecca Sarange scored 14.
Wings had 14 from Lucy Machuma and 13 from Annerose Atieno. The other game in Nairobi saw Betty Kananu race for 23 points as Kenyatta University "Oryx" thumped winless Mennonites 57-15.

28 April 2014

KENYA : Thunder, Lions free fall continues

  • Thunder players warm up before a past game. They lost their third straight match this season.(Photo by Shutterspeed)
Thunder and Lions basketball clubs continued with their poor start to the 2014 season after losing third straight matches over the weekend in the national classic league.
Lions failed to show up for their match against Nairobi Aviation College on Saturday, losing out on a 0-20 walkover to the students.
The former champions were joined on the winless corner by last season’s surprise package Thunder who were beaten 65-50 by Nakuru Club.
Trailing 20-27 at the breather, Thunder fell off the pace with a 17-8 loss in the first quarter but narrowly won the second 12-10.
Nakuru overpowered the visitors with a 24-6 win in the third quarter and went on to claim maximum points despite losing the fourth 24-14. Michael Akumu scored 15 points for Nakuru and Lucas Lukongo 13 for Thunder.
In the Strathmore derby, Peter Shilton’s 21 points led Strathmore University to a 50-40 win over Blades. Vincent Majimbo managed 10 points for Blades whose three-match unbeaten record came down tumbling at the hands of their juniors.
Ulinzi Warriors was the biggest winner of the weekend registering high scores against Terror and Mennonite.
Their first match on Saturday against the University of Nairobi side ended in a 82-57 scoreline. Captain William Ochieng led the scorers with 22 points while Dan Nabuya top scored for Terror with 18.
On Sunday, the military side beat Mennonite 85-34 with Eric Mutoro scoring 22 points and Victor Odendo 21. Felix Odhiambo scored 14 points for Mennonite.
A day earlier, Mennonite had broken its winless run beating Kenyatta University Pirates 69-54. Collins Ochieng scored a game high 38 points for Mennonite.
It was a fruitful outing for defending champions Cooperative Bank in Mombasa after beating host Kenya Ports Authority, KPA, 61-54.
The tight contest was tied 27-27 at the breather. Allan Ouma and Titus Musembi scored 11 points apiece for the bankers while Samuel Ocholla had 16 for KPA.
A half basket gifted Ulinzi Blades a 61-60 last-minute victory over Eagle Wings in the women premier.
It was a bad day in office for Wings who squandered a 32-29 halftime lead. Brigid Nanzala top scored for the soldiers with 22 points while Lucy Machuma scored 14 points for Wings.
KPA extended its unbeaten run scoring 63-46 against Cooperative Bank.
Yvonne Akinyi had 19 points for KPA with Lynette Juma hitting 16 for the bankers. Interestingly, Co-op Bank won three quarters against KPAs one.
The second, third and fourth quarters went to Co-op Bank 8-6, 15-12 and 13-12 respectively while KPA won the first 23-10 which made all the difference.
Storms east past Strathmore
Sprite Storms eased past Strathmore University with a comeback 42-39 win after trailing 16-26 at the break. Strathmore had surged forward with 10-1 and 16-14 victories in the opening quarters.
However, a resurgent Storms changed tact and managed to overturn the scoreline upon resumption. They won the third and fourth quarters 11-9 and 15-4 to condemn the students to their first defeat.
Other results had Co-op Bank beat NYTA-Shimba 48-28, Safe Spaces scored 46-42 against Kenya College of Accountancy- University, KCA-U, and Kenyatta University Oryx beat Mennonite 57-15.
KBF weekend results: Saturday-JKUAT 43 World Hope 61, Baraka X-Treme 55 Umoja 70, Nakuru Club 65 Thunder 50, Eldonets 62 Barclays Bank 52, KCA-U 42 Safe Spaces 46, Strathmore University 50 Blades 40, Strathmore University 39 Sprite Storms 42, Mennonite 69 KU Pirates 54, Nairobi Aviation College 20 Lions 0, KCA-U 22 Dankid Academy 56, Ulinzi Warriors 82 Terror 57, Mombasa County 69 Zetech College 62, NYTA-Shimba 28 Co-op Bank 48, KPA Men 54 Co-op Bank 61; Sunday- Baraka X-Treme 20 ANU 0, KPA Ladies 63 Co-op Bank 46, KU Oryx 57 Mennonite 15, Ulinzi Blades 61 Eagle Wings 60, KU Pirates 51 Blades 93, Ulinzi Warriors 85 Mennonite 34.

KENYA : Ulinzi Shoot Down the UoN 'Terrorists' At Nyayo

FORMER national champions Ulinzi Warriors thumped University of Nairobi Terrorists 82-57 in a premier league basketball show at Nyayo National Satadium gymnasium.
The soldiers took a close 47-38 advantage at the breather before firing away after the intermission. William Ochieng led a strong Ulinzi charge with game high 28 points while Dan Nabuyaa shot the campus lads' 18 points.
Strathmore University beat their sister side Blades 50-40 behind 21points from hitman Peter Shilton and 11 from new boy Joseph Ongoro while the losers had 10 from Vincent Majimbo. The women's matches saw Sprite Storms nip Strathmore University 42-41 as Sylvia Omolo pepped the losers with 13 points and Melissa Akinyi provided the students' 16.
Safe Spaces had 13 points from Evelyne Itabu and 10 from Paninah Nthenya as they defeated Kenya College of Accountancy 46-42 with the losers having 13 from Celsetine Isambwa. In Mombasa, reigning men's champions Co-operative Bank of Kenya pipped home team Kenya Ports Authority 61-54. Allan Ouma and Titus Musembi picked 11ponts a piece while Sammy Ochola recorded 16 for the portsmen. Co-op ladies pinned down NYTA Shiamba 48-28 as Grac Wanjiru showed the way with 13 points.
At Menengai High, Nakuru, Akun scored 15 points and James Okerio managed 12 as the duo guided Nakuru Club to a 65-50 win over Thunder. The lower division maches saw Mombasa County beat Zetech College 69-62 while in Nairobi Dankand Academy's hot run continued with a huge 56-22 whipping of KCA. Umoja hit Baraka Xtreme 70-5, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology lost 43-61 to World Hope.

27 April 2014

ZIMBABWE : All Set for National Basketball Championships

ALL is now in place for the 2014 Basketball Union of Zimbabwe (BUZ) national championships scheduled for Gweru from May 2-4.
Initially penciled for the Easter holidays, the country's elite basketball tourney was postponed after a few clubs had confirmed participation and also because of financial reasons.
About 30 clubs, 16 men and 14 women, from the country's top league are expected to battle it out for bragging rights in Zimbabwe basketball and for the opportunity to hoist the country's flag on the international stage.
BUZ competitions director Forbes Shuva confirmed the competition will go ahead as planned this time around.
" I can safely say everything is in place now and there is not going to be any postponement this time around. The tournament is going ahead as planned even though we don't have sponsors as yet.
"There has been notable improvement in the level of competition in club basketball so it's going to be an exciting tournament. There is a floating trophy and medals for top three teams. The top two teams will then go and represent Zimbabwe at the Zone VI club championships later this year," he said.
Midlands State University, Regina Mundi and the Zimbabwe Military Academy will be the main venues for the event. Cameo men and women were crowned national champions at the tournament in Bulawayo last year and will be hoping to defend their silverware this year.
Other top clubs such as Highlanders, JBC, Raiders, Mercenaries and hosts Unicorns are expected to make a good shout for the top honours.

UGANDA : Sudi Ulanga gives Canons season opener

The start of the Airtel National Basketball League may not have been that glamorous but it served a familiar result – City Oilers lost – just like last year.
However, the difference was huge. Last year, as newcomers, no one cared much when they were edged by Tiger Head Power at the Lugogo MTN Arena.
One year down the road, Oilers are national champions. They demand attention.
UCU Canons will take some pride from having beaten them 77-72, a third time in a row it has happened in the league, at YMCA court.
A fair crowd was treated to a fighting UCU, who trailed by as many as 13 (25-38) at the start of the third period. Sudi Ulanga was as loaded as ever, scoring a game-high 30 points and seven rebounds.
Reserve Brian Namake contributed 11 points and 10 rebounds but was perhaps the difference lay in his ‘intangibles’ which lifted UCU from a hole in the third which they bossed 26-13.
In game of two halves, it was easy to draw the line under the fact that UCU were missing centre Desmond Owili, who is currently suspended, as Kami Kabange scored all but two of 20 points in the first half.
The MVP was negated as the university side took charge, limiting marquee signing Ben Komakech (Power) to 13 as he went 3 for 12 from beyond the arc. Kabange finished with 9 for 18.
Daniel ‘Najja’ Juuko battled a sore finger for his 14 and Ramadhan Arou has 11 for Mandy Juruni’s side.

26 April 2014

KENYA :Strathmore sides clash in men’s Premier

  • Strathmore Mugambi Mawira(L) and Fred Odhiambo(R) in a past match against Mennonites.(Photo by Shutterspeed)
Strathmore University and Blades, the two basketball clubs from one university, will play each other in a national classic league match on Saturday at the Strathmore Grounds.
The most interesting facts about this match is that both teams will be playing at a venue they understand well and are handled by the same coach.
Tony Ochieng is the head coach for the two sides. He led Strathmore to promotion from division one last season behind Equity Bank while Blades reached premier league quarterfinal playoffs.
On Saturday, Ochieng will sit on the Strathmore bench as his assistant Sylvia Kamau takes charge of Blades.
Ochieng, who has so far seen Blades win three out of three matches, says the match is crucial for both sides.
For Blades, he says; “they must win to maintain their unbeaten run and top the league.”
On the other hand, Strathmore has won one and lost one match so far thus a win will be good to push them up the log.
“After the weekend loss to Co-op Bank, they have to win this one and redeem their chances of breaking into top four.”
Emmanuel Soja will be the star attraction for Blades whereas Peter Shilton will lead Strathmore.
Experienced Blades
Experience and exposure in the league will definitely give Blades an edge over their less experienced opponents. Blades have another match on Sunday against Kenyatta University Pirates and could end up top of the table if they win both ties.
Second-placed Kenya Ports Authority will play host to champions Co-operative Bank in a rematch of last season’s playoffs final.
Lions will be seeking to halt their two matches winless streak when they play against Nairobi Aviation College on Saturday.
University of Nairobi’s Terrorist will be up against Ulinzi Warriors as they seek to continue with their good run.
Ulinzi will play their second match of the weekend against Mennonite on Sunday. Paul Olanya and Dieter Okoth, who are on military mission in South Sudan, are the main absentees for the soldiers.
There will be an interesting matchup in the women premier when former champions Eagle Wings meet newly-promoted Ulinzi Blades on Sunday. Soldiers Rebecca Sarange, Mildred Akinyi and Bridgit Nanzala played for Wings before returning to the military side.
On their part, Wings lost key players in the off-season and narrowly won their opening match 49-48 against Safe Spaces.
The Evelyn Kedogo side will be looking for a third straight win as Ulinzi stake claim on the second win after one loss and one win so far.
Champions KPA will host Co-op Bank in Mombasa on Sunday hoping to extend their stay at the summit while the bankers will play NYTA-Shimba on Saturday. In Nairobi, Sprite Storms has a date with Strathmore University.
Other matches will have Kenya College of Accountancy- University, KCA-U, tackle Safe Spaces and Mennonite play Kenyatta University Oryx.
KBF Fixtures: Saturday- Mombasa County vs Zetech College (12pm, KPA gym), NYTA-Shimba vs Co-op Bank (2pm), KPA Men vs Co-op Bank (4pm), Baraka X-Treme vs Umoja (10am, Thika High School), JKUAT vs World Hope (12pm, Menengai High School), Nakuru Club vs Thunder (12pm, Mother of Apostles Seminary), MKU Eldonets vs Trailblazers (10am), KCA-U vs Safe Spaces (9am, Strathmore Grounds), ANU vs Trailblazers (10:30am), Little Prince vs MKU Kakamega (12pm), Strathmore University vs Blades (1:30pm), KCA-U vs Dankid Academy (3pm), Strathmore University vs Sprite Storms (10:30am, Nyayo gymnasium), Mennonite vs KU Pirates (12pm), Nairobi Aviation College vs Lions (2pm), Ulinzi Warriors vs Terror (4pm); Sunday- KPA Ladies vs Co-op Bank (10am, KPA gym), JKUAT vs MKU Kakamega (9am, Thika High School), Baraka X-Treme vs ANU (10:30am), KCA-U vs Trailblazers (9am, Nyayo gymnasium), KU Oryx vs Mennonite (10:30am), Ulinzi Blades vs Eagle Wings (12pm), KU Pirates vs Blades (2pm), Ulinzi Warriors vs Mennonite (4pm).

25 April 2014

ANGOLA : Libolo Beat 1º De Agosto in Baibasket Final Phase's First Round

Luanda — Recreativo do Libolo defeated on Thursday 1º de Agosto by 88-85 at Luanda?s Dream Space arena, in the first round of the final phase of the national senior males basketball championship (BAIBasket).
In the first half, Recreativo do Libolo were already winning the game by 52-35.
For the same round, Petro de Luanda hammered Interclube by 106-67.
With these results, Recreativo do Libolo and Petro de Luanda co-lead the cmpetition with two points, followed by 1º de Agosto and Interclube with one point each.
On Saturday, Petro de Luanda will face Recreativo do Libolo, while 1º de Agosto will play Interclube.

TANZANIA : DARBA Prepares for Inter-City Basketball

THE Dar es Salaam Regional Basketball Association (DARBA) has urged local cities which are expected to take part in the forthcoming East and Central Africa Inter-City Basketball games to make good preparations for the event.
Secretary General of DARBA Board of Directors, Mbaga Mwambona gave the call when unveiling the 16th edition of the games for Zone Five countries which will be held in Dar es Salaam from May 6th to 11th this year.
Speaking on behalf of the Intercity Organising Committee, Mwambona called for all the five cities in the country, Mwanza, Mbeya, Arusha, Tanga and the hosts Dar es Salaam to get well prepared for the games to ensure that they perform well in the tournament and guarantee the title do not cross borders.
Five local cities will battle it out with other 11 cities from Zone Five cities and other invited cities for the title which is currently held by Uganda's Mukono City in men's category and Kenya's Nairobi in women category.
Last year's event was held in Kampala, Uganda. Other cities which are expected to participate in the event are Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu from Kenya, from Uganda are Kampala and Mukono, Bujumbura (Burundi), Kigali (Rwanda), Mogadishu and Hargeisa (Somalia), Juba and Citizen South Sudan, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and Cairo (Egypt).
Meanwhile, Mwambona has called upon the Dar es Salaam city administration to support the forthcoming East Central and Africa Intercity Basketball games.
He said the tournament will once again promote and propel the city's economy.
He also appealed for the three Dar es Salaam Municipalities of Ilala, Temeke and Kinondoni to participate and get involved in preparations for both men and women teams popularly known as 'Dream Teams' to ensure they represent well the host city.

UGANDA : FUBA League Set for Chaotic Start

The wait is over for the start of the 2014 top-flight basketball league. But, ahead of tonight's kick-off between UCU Canons and defending champions City Oilers, a sponsorship mix-up will deprive fans of viewing the games at the Lugogo arena as well as live broadcasts on NBS TV, writes Felix Eupal.
Recently, MTN Uganda refurbished and rebranded the Lugogo arena to look all yellow from corner to corner. Lugogo is the home of basketball and the arena looks better now but the move has also come at a cost.
The Observer has learnt that the telecommunication giant has a ten-year branding contract, which still has six years left before it runs out. Interestingly, the Fuba League is sponsored by the rival Airtel Uganda, which ended MTN's stranglehold on the sport last year.
As things stand, local basketball body Fuba finds itself in a tight situation because MTN holds the branding contract of the arena while Airtel holds the game's rights. This catch-22 situation means Fuba can only hold games at Lugogo if Airtel is not going to brand them but that seems unlikely given the huge amounts Airtel sinks in the sport.
As a result, the games have been shifted to YMCA court in Wandegeya, which pales by a mile in comparison to Lugogo. It hasn't helped matters that NBS TV remains uncertain of their live broadcast sponsorship of big games because YMCA open-air lighting does not meet the required standards.
Other would-be sponsors are also said to be holding back because until the arena branding issue is resolved. National Council of Sports [NCS] is watching the controversy as a bystander.
Jasper Aligawesa, the NCS general secretary, said: "Fuba has the full support of NCS."
Yet, NCS is making it harder for Fuba to use the venue compared to other sports. For instance, while disciplines like volleyball continue to use the venue for Shs 200,000 per day, basketaball was last year charged Shs 500,000 per day. That fee has been upped to Shs 800,000 this year.
The Observer understands that talks are going on to try and find a solution but it remains to be seen whether common sense will prevail.

RWANDA : Kigali City yet to confirm Dar tournament participation

KIGALI CITY is yet to confirm its participation in the 16th edition of the East and Central Africa Inter-Cities Basketball Championship to be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from May 6-11.
Basketball Dar es Salaam (BD) acting president, Richard Jules, told Tanzania media that preparations for the event were on course.
The cities that are expected to send teams to the tournament include; Mombasa, Nairobi, Kigali, Bujumbura, Mogadishu, Mbeya, Tanga, Mwanza and hosts Dar es Salaam.
However, Director of Media and Communication at Kigali City Council Bruno Rangira, told Times Sport yesterday, “We are yet to get any invitation to take part in the tournament. Hopefully the hosts (Dar es Salaam) will send an official invite on which we will base to confirm our participation or not.”
Last year’s event saw Nairobi (women) and Mombasa (men) winning the trophy. Nairobi women have won the highest number of trophies in this tournament—claiming 11 of the 15 editions.
Contact email: bonnie.mugabe[at]newtimes.co.rw

24 April 2014

UGANDA : Falcons basketball club ink Ug.shs 200M Krinshna deal

Ahead of the 2013 FUBA basketball season, Falcons basketball club has on Thursday afternoon announced a Ug.shs 200 million deal with wax manufacturers, Krishna at Arirang Hotel in Kampala.
“As a club we are so glad to unveil the deal worth Ug.shs 200M with Krishna. In the nearby future, we shall be disclosing the rest of the partners we shall work within the new season”, Club President, Robert Kagolo said.
Agreement with Makerere University:
At the same occasion, Falcons used the occasion to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Makerere University as a way of partnering to use the institution’s basketball facility for training and hosting home games.
“We have partnered with Falcons for a long time and today is a great time to legalize issues”, a jovial Peninah Kabenge, an administrator at Makerere University told the press.
Falcons will refurbish the Makerere University basketball facility in a separate deal whose details could not be revealed to the press due to a confidentiality clause in the agreement.
"Today doubles as the d-day to disclose that Falcons as an affiliate member to Makerere University will use the Makerere main grounds basketball courts as our home ground for the next 5 years. We can not reveal the contract's nitty gritty due to a binding confidentiality clause", Kagolo, a lawyer by profession said.
Contracted players:
The club's players have all been contracted and will receive basic wages and salaries. The team has recruited Ives Kalambay (from Makindye Shooters), Abdul Ntale (Berkley), Johan Mukwemba (Rhinos) and the South Sudanese ace. Luelbai Marial Diamonds in the Sand).
The 4 new players will join the experienced pack of team Captain, Peter Elugat, Herbert Akita, Douglas Uwizera, Sande Okot, Kabangu Serge, Emmanuel Aupal, Moses Okwera, Cyrus Kiviri,  and the Steven duo of Mwesige and the ever fresh vetern Steven Omwony.
Obol Set:
Falcons' Head coach used the moment to echo the readiness of his charges and promised a diligent season with silverware as the final reward.
"I speak on technical issues. About my players, we are ready for the challenges that come forth with the season. We are working for the main prize, being champions", a confident sounding Obol, said.
The 2014 FUBA season kicks off Friday at the YMCA courts with two games. The ladies duel will involve the defending champions, UCU lady Canons taking on the KIU rangers while the men's defending champions, City Oilers will take on UCU men in the second game on card.

EGYPT : Al Gezira Champion of Egypt

Al Gezira won the Egyptian basketball league title. Despite their defeat against Sporting, 67-87 during the final day of Spurleague, Al Gezira celebrated their champion of Egypt title.
Before this last episode of the fourth phase of the national championship, Al Gezira players remained undefeated. Successor of the Alexandria Sporting Club in charts, the new champion of Egypt displays an overview of 9 wins 1 loss at the end of this phase.

KENYA : Kenya U-18 Sides for Zone Five Bonanza

KENYA will send the under-18 boys and girls teams to the FIBA Africa Zone Five championships in Uganda next month. Vitalis Gode, the Kenya Basketball Federation secretary, confirmed the deal has been sealed after successful talks with the Kenya Secondary School Sports Association (KSSSA) in Mombasa.
"We talked to KSSSA who have agreed to work on this programme. The arrangement is good and the terms of agreement favours both parties," said Gode. Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda have confirmed participation. He said he is still waiting for more confirmations from other regional teams.
The tournament will throw off in Kampala from May 11-17 and the winners will book a ticket to the Fiba Africa junior event to be held at a venue yet to be announced later.
The players will be named from the two teams that won the national school championships in the coastal town last week. Upper Hill won the boys trophy while Shimba Hills emerged best in the girls' category.

RWANDA : Junior Hoops teams in warm-up games

Rwanda U18 vs PJB - 4pm

Rwanda U18 vs PJB - 6pm

RWANDA JUNIOR basketball national teams (boys and girls) are set to play warm-up matches today against Congolese side Promo Jeune Basketball at Amahoro indoor stadium court.
The boys’ and girls teams are preparing for the upcoming Zone 5 Afro-basketball tournament scheduled for May 10 to 15 in Kampala, Uganda.
The Kampala tournament is meant to act as a qualifier for the Africa Nations Championships for U-18 men’s Afro-basket games in Madagascar and U-18 women event in Mali.
While the boys’ team has qualified for the continent event three times, the girl’s team will be looking for their 1st qualification.
Rwanda will battle for the top prize against Tanzania, Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Egypt, Burundi and hosts Uganda.

23 April 2014

UGANDA : FUBA outlines year long agenda

FUBA 2014 Season:
Fri, 25th April 2014
UCU Lady Canons Vs KIU Rangers - Women (6:30 pm)
City Oilers Vs UCU Canons - Men (8:30 pm)
The long awaited National basketball league is set to kick off this Friday at the Uganda Young Men's Association (YMCA) basketball courts this Friday.
"This year's season promises to be bigger and better than the previous seasons held", Ambrose Tashobya, FUBA president remarked at a special media briefing held to usher in the season long preparation plans.
The well attended ceremony took place at Hotel Triangle in Kampala on Wednesday morning.
Defending Champions draw first blood:
The women's defending champions, UCU lady canons will enter the frey first with a date against KIU Rangers in a 6:30 pm kick off at YMCA before the men's engagement to be played under floodlights between defending Champions, City Oilers taking on the UCU canons.
FUBA also outlined their year long agenda that includes the national U-18 team tournament, the national ladies 3 by 3 team and the Zonal team preparations.
FIBA Referees' Course:
Uganda is set to host the first ever FIBA international referees' course early next Month. FIBA Instructor from Egypt has already confirmed his participation in the week long course that will be held at Hotel Triangle in Kampala.
Uganda will be represented by 7 officials.
FUBA Vice President in charge of administration informed the media that they are planning a special press conference in the week to come where they will officially unveil the stake holders and the sponsors attached to the Federation.
Sun, 27-Apr-2014
Sharing Youth vs KIU Titans 13:30
Nkumba Marines vs TigerHead Power 15:30
Magic Stormers vs KIU Rangers 17:30 - Women
 Falcon vs Ndejje Univ. Angels
Wed, 30-Apr-2014
Crane High Ladies vs Nkumba Lady Marines 18:30 NBL Women
 UCU Canons vs Charging Rhinos 20:30 NBL Men

ANGOLA : Basketball Championship Last Phase Starts On Thursday

Luanda — The final phase of the national senior males basketball championship (BAIBasket) will kick off Thursday in Luanda, with four teams to fight for the winning of the title, 1º de Agosto, Recreativo do Libolo, Petro de Luanda and Interclube.
The teams will be disputed in robin-round system in four turns and the side that wins greater number of points will be crowned champions of BAIBasket.
The penultimate phase of the championship was won by 1º de Agosto with 15 points, followed by Recreativo do Libolo (14), Interclube (12) and Petro de Luanda (11), but they all enter this stage without any point.

KENYA : Daystar Beat Don Bosco As Wanaswa Steals Show

FRANCIS Wanaswa led Daystar University to a 58-49 win over Don Bosco in the Nairobi Basketball Association (NBA) league match at Railways Club.
Wanaswa, who has top scored for his team in all their opening three ties, out-scored two-time NBA scoring leader Joel Atebe with 25 points against 23. The duo have showed early intentions of battling for the leading scorers chart.
In their other matches, Daystar University thumped MKU Nairobi 50-28 as Wanaswa nailed 15 while Don Bosco dismissed Our Lady Queen of Peace 72-61 with Atebe posting 33. Linda Mfuchi also maintained her form, posting 31 points to lead Equity Bank to a 96-30 thumping of Zetech College. Pandas beat Embakasi Dynamos 57-45, Ulinzi won 69-44 against Zetech Thika Road while 4-Christ beat Woodley Knights 66-37.

22 April 2014

KENYA : Full weekend basketball results

 Updated on 22/04/14  |    By MICHEZOAFRIKA

Eldonets  23/59    vs    Zetech  37/69
14/09/17/19                       17/18/14/20
18 pts George Oyoo            23 pts Joshua Kisali
10 pts John Biar                  12 pts Jeremia Opiyo
 Lakeside  31/78   vs    Baraka  24/60
20/11/26/21                       05/19/15/21
20 pts Brian Onsoto
Menonites 07/16  vs      Strathmore  28/76
03/04/03/06                        21/17/19/19
08 pts Abigal Ogechi           16 pts Melisa Akinyi
11 pts Tanya Ogwel
Safespaces  24/53  vs      KU. Oryx  15/42
12/12/14/15                        07/08/21/06
16 pts Peninah Nthenya      17 pts Betty Kananu
12 pts Jane Ouko                 11 pts Vivian Odera
Mennonites 11/28   vs    Blades  24/68
08/03/08/09                       10/14/17/27
10 pts Kevin Oodior          27 pts Henry Onono
14 pts Valetine  Nyakinda
Coopbank  32/53     vs     Storms  15/40
11/21/14/07                         05/10/11/14
11 pts Linnet Mukiri             12 pts Susan Akinyi
10 pts Belinda Akinyi           10 pts Faustine Mandu
KU. Pirates 26/51   vs     Nakuru clb  36/66
13/13/13/12                           19/17/14.16
16 pts Jackton Agunda         22 pts James Okerio
13 pts Mathew Garton
Parklands 23/55  vs      Jkuat  27/52
19/04/17/15                        15/12/07/18
17 pts Mathew Delton        28 pts Lubano Brian
12 pts Pius Wekesa
Umoja  33/57    vs         Littleprince  20/49
16/17/13/11                          11/09/16/13
22 pts Kevin Sunguti            16 pts Brian Reagan
12 pts Pius Wekesa
Trailblazers  15/36  vs    Dankind  36/60
06/09/15/06                          19/19/08/14
11 pts Howard Nyerere           10 pts Dennis Ongwaro
10 pts Robert Mwangi
Barclays  36/62    vs      W/hope  18/54
17/19/12/14                          10/98/16/20
16 pts Abel Kimondo             23 pts Partrick Wakasiaka
16 pts Mike Lopokoyit

MKU Kakamega 47/99   vs     Baraka  20/37
23/24/26/26                             08/12/13/04
32 pts Ansalia Onalo                23 pts Amos Wachira
14 pts Felix Omondi                  07 pts Nashon Owiti
14 pts Wena Sialo
Lakeside  28/46   vs     Zetech  10/35
11/17/04/14                   04/06/09/16
13 pts Dennis Nyabuti     10 pts Jeremy Opiyo
Ulinzi  32/78      vs         Kca-u  13/27
16/16/21/25                    06/07/04/10
21 pts Bridgit Nanzala     11 pts Rebeka Nkatha
16 pts Rebeja Sarange      08 pts Liz Walioba
Menno  08/16   vs       E/wings  28/55
04/04/01/07                   15/13/17/10
04 pts Abigal Ogechi       12 pts Annerose Atieno
12 pts Evelyn Nora
K.a.a.  29/59     vs       Equitybank  28/50
22/07/18/12                   08/17/11/14
19 pts Danson Ngati       13 pts Vincent Onsogo
Terror  38/72    vs       Blazers  25/67
13/25/20/14                 20/05/17/25
12 pts Derick Awour      21 pts Abel Nson
12 pts Dan Nabuya       13 pts Abdihakim Omar
Coopbank  32/72   vs    Strathmore  21/44
14/18/20/20                      11/10/09/14
14 pts Titus Musembi        13 pts Shilton Peter
11 pts Allan Oloo

RWANDA : Boys Tipped to Win U18 Zone V Basketball Title

THE NATIONAL U-18 Boys' team has what it takes to win the Zone 5 Afro-basketball tournament scheduled for May 10 to 15 in Kampala, Uganda. The Rwanda Basketball Federation(Ferwaba) Secretary General, Richard Mutabazi has said.
"I don't see any reason why the boys' team won't win the tournament. They have had enough preparations and considering the talent in the team, we are optimistic they will lift the title," Mutabazi told Saturday Sport this week before adding that it's the girls' inexperienced team that could find more challenges.
The two teams started training on April 14 and will be aiming at qualifying for the continental championships.
The Kampala tournament is meant to act as a qualifier for the Africa Nations Championships for U-18 men's Afro-basket games in Madagascar and U-18 women event in Mali.
While the boys' team has qualified for the continent event three times, the girl's team will be looking for their 1st qualification.
Rwanda will battle for the top prize against Tanzania, Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Egypt, Burundi and hosts Uganda.
Boys' team: Deo Amani, Gilbert Cyusa, Yannick Gihana, Pacifique Habyarimana, Fiston Irutingabo, Serge Kagame, Ian Mugabo, Edmond Mujyarugamba, Victor Mutabaruka, Diedonne Ndizeye Ndayisaba, Bienvenue Niyonsaba, Walter Nkurunziza, Yvan Axel Nshimiye Rwema, Bruno Nyamwasa, Raphael Nzitonda and Jean Marie Rukerimbere.
Girls: Ange Akimana, Angela Dusabirema, Gihozo, Marie Laurence Imanizabayo, Jean d'Arc Masengesho, Angelique Nyirashimiyimana, Nadine Rutagengwa, Emerance Tuyisenge, Jordan Odette Umuhoza, Justine Umuhoza, Martine Umuhoza, Better Umutoni, Nicole Urwibutso, Nicole Utamuliza, Christine Uwibambe, Sandrine Uwiduhaye and Pierrette.

NIGERIA : Nigeria Basketball League - Kano Pillars Mauls Kada Stars

The Nigerian Basketball league season entered the seventh week this weekend.
Kano Pillars bombarded Kada Stars in the Savannah Conference, with the game ending 84 - 36.
Union Bank also beat Islanders by 80- 73 in the Atlantic Conference.
Week 7 match results.
Atlantic Conference
Union Bank 80-73 Islanders
Police Batons 66-71 Dodan Warriors
Customs 62-66 Oluyole Warriors
Kwara Falcons 71-49 Royal Hoopers
Savannah Conference
Kano Pillars 84-36 Kada Stars
Bauchi Nets 51-62 Mark Mentors
Gombe Bulls W/O Niger Potters(W/O) Walk Over

21 April 2014

TUNISIA : International Tournament - U18 National Team of Tunisia in Cherbourg

The U18 Men's National Team of Tunisia is participating in an international tournament organized by AS Cherbourg from 18 to 20 April at the sports complex Nordez, Cherbourg, France.
After two days, Tunisians have achieved two victories in as many games. During the first day, Friday, April 18, 2014, they have defeated the host team, AS Cherbourg, 77-42, before winning over England this Saturday, April 19th on the score of 60-41. 

Tunisia is in Group B with AS Cherbourg, England and Caen BC while Group A is composed of Ireland, Meeting, Manchester and Anjou BC.

UGANDA : UCU make it six in six

Makerere’s Jonah Mukwamba (5) tries sweep away
Makerere’s Jonah Mukwamba (5) tries sweep away UCU’s Calvin Ochan’s lay-up during a Zuku Basketball League clash at Mukono on Saturday. Photo by Aminah Babirye 
By  Elvis Senono

Posted  Monday, April 21  2014 at  10:43
In Summary
Makerere were expected to give UCU a tough challenge when the two met in the Zuku University Basketball League on Saturday. Instead, UCU ran away with an easy win, the sixth in six games. With two games left two play, the Mukuno side is now set to finish the regular season unbeaten.

Mukono- Spurred by vocal home support, UCU continued to underline their superiority in the Zuku University Basket League with their fifth and sixth wins at the weekend.
Despite having six players, the Mukono side were too strong for second-placed Makerere University (Mak) and Uganda Martyrs University (UMU,) thumping the visitors 84-42 and 60-39 respectively at UCU court on Saturday.
Joseph Chuma top scored in both games, contributing 27 and 18 points while Joseph Wacha and Jonathan Egau added 12 points apiece against UMU to accompany the 20 and 16 against Mak.
Patrick Seduge was meanwhile the only Makerere player with double figures, scoring a team high 13 points together with 11 boards. The margins got even bigger in the ladies games as Purity Adhiambo poured 44 points16 rebounds and eight assists as UCU massacred UMU 110-5.
IUIU, meanwhile, suffered their fifth consecutive loss in as many games going down 72-12 to Makerere.
UCU1 10 -5 UMU
MAK 71 -12 IUIU
UMU 30 –29 IUIU
Men’s results
MAK 53–35 Kisubi
UCU 60-39 UMU
UMU 52–42 IUIU
UCU 84-42 MAK

KENYA : This Is for Odindo

UPPER HILL trounced Mang'u 67-33 in the Kenya Secondary School Games boys' basketball final at Shimo La Tewa and immediately dedicated their victory to their former player Adrian Odindo who died last week.
Upper Hill won the title for the second year running alongside Mombasa region's Shimba Hills who made it three times in a row. Upper Hill Coach Ronny Owino said Odindo, who had three scholarships study in the USA met his death last week during a session in a gym in Kisumu.
"We were shocked to learn of his untimely death but we were informed that he met his death in the gym as he was also a body-builder. This is the only way we can posthumously honour him," said Owino.
Odindo was in the Upper Hill's squad that won both the national and East Africa games last year. Captain Martin Mugambi who steered his team to victory said: "We want to dedicate this win to order. He is one of the players who congratulated us and wished us well after we beat Laser Hill in the Metropolitan regional championships early this month," he said. Shimba Hills retained the girls' title with a 74-44 triumph over Metropolitan representatives and first timers at the nationals, Parklands Arya in the hotly contested final.
By virtue of making it to the finals, Parklands , however, still qualified to the East Africa School games alongside champions Shimba Hills and Tigoi who finished third. Tigoi beat Loreto 73-33 in the third place play-off.
"We have a better squad capable of defending the east Africa title. We usually don't go home during holidays. When everyone is resting, we are busy training," said Shimba Hill coach Phillip Onyango.

ANGOLA : Petro Win Angola Cup

Luanda — Petro de Luanda basketball team conquered on Saturday the Angola Basketball Trophy, after defeating 1º de Agosto 88-82 at the end of the second leg match of the championship, played at Luanda Arena Pavillion.
By half time, 1º de Agosto had a seven points advantage (47-40).
At the first leg match, played in the same venue, Petro de Luanda had already won by 96-89.

NIGERIA : DSTV Basketball League - Kwara Falcons Beat Royal Hoopers

Kwara Falcons on Friday beat Royal Hoppers of Portharcourt 71-49 in the week seven encounter of the ongoing DSTV Basketball Premier League.
At Indoor Sports Hall of Kwara Stadium, Ilorin, the Falcons showed the winning streak from the first quarter and maintained the lead throughout the entire four quarters.
Speaking with newsmen at the end of the encounter, the Chairman of the State Basketball Association, Dr Joseph Adeyemo, commended the team.
Adeyemo noted that the in-house meeting held earlier had assisted greatly and promised that the team would continue to improve with each game.
Coach Tunde Kazeem, the State Director of Sports, commended the players for their performance and urged them to sustain it.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Kwara Falcons lost their earlier two games both at home and away.
With this win, the team will now play Dodan Warriors in its next game in Ilorin slated for April 25.

RWANDA : Debutants IPRC Kigali eye playoffs in hoops league


Newly formed IPRC basketball club has a record of five wins and five defeats at the halfway mark of the regular season. Plaisir Muzogeye.
IPRC 42-31 30-Plus
KBC 51-64 IPRC
After beating KCB and 30-Plus, Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centre (IPRC) Kigali have now set their sights on a top four finish in the ongoing national hoops championship.
Newly formed IPRC stunned last year’s first runners-up KBC 64-51 on Friday evening at Amahoro indoor stadium before winning 42-31 against 30-Plus at Kimisagara youth sports centre court on Saturday.
Steve Havugintwari, Jean Paul Ndoli and Abdallahtif Nsengiyumva were the driving forces for the new league entrants IPRC in both games.
“This is our maiden season in the league but we are not fazed by the challenge, we’re enjoying the competition, and I believe we are on track to achieve our set object of finishing in the top four,” IPRC head coach Albert Buhake told Times Sport.
The former CSK coach added: “Finishing among the top sides means playing play-offs and that’s our target this season.”
IPRC have won five and lost five of their ten matches played at the halfway stage of the regular season.
They have already beaten Gisenyi BBC, KIE, NUR, 30-Plus and KBC but lost to reigning champions Espoir, Cercle Sportif de Kigali (CSK), APR, Rusizi and United Generation (UGB).
With a game in hand, Espoir lead the league with 20 points, three ahead of CSK, APR are third with 16 points, level with UGB, while IPRC Kicukiro came in fifth place with 15 points.
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20 April 2014

KENYA : Financial woes weigh down Mennonite teams

  • Mennonites in a past league game.(Photo:SNA File)
Mennonite men and women basketball clubs coach Soni Mugisha has decried financial challenges that have contributed to their poor show as the national classic league entered its third week.
The community clubs have had a poor start to the 2014 season, picking up from where they left in 2013. So far, both teams have played two matches apiece and lost all in big margins.
Mennonite is one of the oldest clubs in the country and suffered a big blow after being relegated at the close of last season.
However, an increase in the number of teams from twelve to sixteen gave the Eastleigh-based clubs a lifeline and are determined to rise to the occasion this season.
On Saturday, Mennonite ladies lost 16-76 to Strathmore Swords while their male counterparts were beaten 68-28 by Strathmore Blades in matches they never scored a double digit in all quarters.
“That is our biggest problem because its hard operating without finances. If we get a sponsor today, we are ready to even change the club’s name,” he told sportsnewsarena.com after Saturday matches.
There has been a consistent departure by key players dealing a big blow to their campaign every season.
“This team is like an academy. We mould players only for other teams to come and take them away just because of our financial situation.”
He has set a playoffs qualification target for both teams at the close of this season and remains optimistic that they will find their right footing soon.
 “It doesn't matter which position we will finish in the top eight but playing in the playoffs is our key target.”
The biggest problem for Mennonite has been lack of teamwork with some players’ contribution counting for nothing.
Against Swords, Mugisha fielded twelve players but only four could find the basket at least once for the entire forty minutes of play. Abigael Ogechi, who topsored with 8 points, had a basket and two free throws to account for the team’s 4-17 los in the second quarter.
Likewise, the males disappointed against Blades as only six out of twelve players could find a score as compared to their opponents who had a good distribution of scorers.
Nakuru hold off KU Pirates 
“We have players who can run and dribble but can't score. This is something I have to change if this team will experience a quick turnaround soonest possible,” Mugisha observed.
Blades enjoyed a 24-11 halftime lead with Henry Onono scoring a game high 27 points that were aided by seven three-point shots. Kevin Oduor top scored for Mennonite with 12 points.
Visiting Nakuru Club registered first win of the season beating Kenyatta University Pirates 66-51 at the Nyayo National Stadium gymnasium. Nakuru led 36-26 at the halftime break.
In the women premier, Co-operative Bank maintained their perfect start to the season beating Sprite Storms 53-40 for the second straight win.
Safe Spaces scored 53-42 against Kenyatta University Oryx. Peninah Nthenya top scored for Spaces with 16 points, scoring three three-point shots and five free throws.
Saturday Results: Mennonite 16 Strathmore Swords 76, Safe Spaces 53 KU Oryx 42, Mennonite 28 Strathmore Blades 68, Co-op Bank 53 Sprite Storms 40, KU Pirates 51 Nakuru Club 66, Parklands Baptist 55 JKUAT 52, Trailblazers 36 Dankid Academy 60, Umoja 57 Little Prince

19 April 2014

KENYA : Co-op Bank face Storms in women’s basketball league

Sprite Storms Valarie Okeyo (left) during a match in 2013. Co-op Bank who finished sixth in 2013 women’s competition will take on Sprite Storms Sunday from 2pm at Nyayo Stadium gymnasium. PHOTO/FILE 

This year’s women’s basketball Premier League and men’s Division One competition will enter the third week with 13 matches spread out in Kisumu, Kakamega, Eldoret and Nairobi this weekend.
Co-op Bank who finished sixth in last year’s women’s competition will take on Sprite Storms Sunday from 2pm at Nyayo Stadium gymnasium.
Co-op Bank, who lost the services of key players Linda Alando, Eleneour Musundi and Irene Makori, made a bright start to the season, beating Western Delight 63-27.
The duel is one of the five matches set for Nyayo Sunday.
Storms, spearheaded by Mercy Wanyama and Susan Akinyi, routed Ulinzi Blades (52-42) and are expected to provide a stern test to Co-op Bank.
Blades, who beat KPA 98-96 in Nairobi last weekend, will start as favourites against Mennonites Sunday at Nyayo as Nakuru Club travel to Kenyatta University to play Pirates.
High stakes
Blades’ coach Tonny Ochieng who also coaches Strathmore’s team ‘B’ will rely on Henry Onono, Samuel Mogoko and Soja Emmanuel as he seeks two vital first leg points against Mennonites.
In the women’s Premier League, Safe Spaces are drawn to play struggling Oryx from Kenyatta University in a match starting from 10.30am.
Saturday’s fixtures will see newly-promoted Barclays Bank take on hosts World Hope in men’s Division One league from 1.30pm.
The bankers have found the going tough in the league, losing their two opening matches.
They fell 46-40 to regular campaigners Little Prince in the first match before Trailblazers beat them 49-45.
Saturday: At World Hope Centre: Parklands Baptist v JKUAT (9am), Umoja v Little Prince (10.30am), Trailblazers v Dankind (12pm), Barclays Bank v World Hope (1.30pm).
In Eldoret: Eldonets v Zetech College (10am). In Kisumu: Lakeside v Baraka Xtreme (11am).
Sunday: At Nyayo Stadium: Mennonites v Strathmore (9am), Safe Spaces v Oryx (10.30am), Mennonites v Blades (12pm), Co-op Bank v Sprite Storms (2pm), Pirates v Nakuru Club (4pm).
As a result, veterans Abel Kimondo and Mike Lopokoyit should use their long experience in the top league to save Barclays Bank from another humiliation.
World Hope beat  Thika-based Baraka Xtreme (57-55) and their star Moses Abraham is expected to effectively call the shots at their backyard.
Newcomers Dankind Academy, who are motivated with two consecutive victories will take on Trailblazers at Hope Centre from 12pm while Umoja have a date with Little Prince.
Dankind defeated World Hope 68-42 followed by another 60-50 victory over Little Prince the result which give them a head start against Trailblazers, who had struggled to beat Barclays Bank (49-45) last weekend.
After losing 75-62 to newcomers Mombasa County in their opener, seasonal Parklands Baptist will be out to register their first victory when they confront Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
In Eldoret Saturday, Zetech College will be away against hosts and newly promoted Eldonets at 10am while Lakeside will play their second match at home when they host Thika-based Baraka Xtreme at Kisumu Sports Ground from 11am.
Sunday, Zetech College will travel from Eldoret to Kisumu to meet hosts Lakeside at 10am while Mount Kenya University Kakamega will confront Baraka Xreme at Kakamega Police Canteen starting at 10am.

KENYA : Shimba Hills face Arya test in final

Lavenda Adhimabo of Tigoi girls (right) fights to block Jackline Tinega of Parklands Arya from scoring in their semi final match at Shimo La Tewa High School in the national school games. Parklands qualified for the finals. PHOTO/LABAN WALLOGA.  NATION
By Philip Onyango

Parklands Arya Girls Friday upset Tigoi in basketball semi-finals to book a final date with champions Shimba Hills during the Brookside Kenya secondary schools national Term One games at Shimo la Tewa.
Mang’u High School also beat rivals Friends School Kamusinga 57-50 to reach the boys’ final against Upper Hill.
Parklands Arya, playing at the nationals for the first time, were cautious against the former champions who led them 10-07 in the first quarter and 21-17 at the break.
Arya however came back stonger in the last quarter when they outscored Tigoi  24-14 to take the game to extra time.
The victors had a chance to wrap up the game on the stroke of time  when Tigoi fouled Mercy Odima but referee Dave Micheal cancelled the first free throw she made on the basis that Odima had overstayed with the ball.
Odima missed the second throw, sending the game into extra time where Arya outplayed Tigoi 14-09.
Tinega top-scored
Jackline Tinega top scored for Arya with 16 points while Samba Barbra  had  15  for Tigoi .
Parklands will meet champions Shimba Hills in the final. Shimba Hills beat Loreto Limuru 110-21 in the other semi-final match.
“Am proud of my girls for they played according to plan.
I have now told them to enjoy themselves in the final where they will meet Shimba Hills,” Godfrey Mwaloma, Parklands Arya coach, said.
The boys’ final will be a repeat of group B matches when defending champions Upper Hill take on Mang’u High.
Mang’u caused a major upset, beating bitter rivals Friends School Kamusinga 57-50, with Charles Omulo  scoring 16 points for the losers while Teddy Omondi  had 14 points for Mang’u.
“We knew they would press us and we therefore came well prepared.
This, together with the mental toughness my players had, did all the trick for us,” Mang’u coach Peter Kimani said.
Kimani has promised to turn tables against Upper Hill who beat them in the group stages.
Upper Hill on the other hand had Fred Malaki  and Ater Ijiah scoring 14  and 15 points respectively as they whitewashed  St George’s 82-46 in the other semi-final. Gordon Oyara  scored 15 points for the losers.
Girls’ hockey semis also witnessed upsets after defending champions Sinyolo Girls suffered a shock 2-0 defeat  at the hands of Pacy Kapkoilel from Nakuru region.
Ascar Cherop  (45th minute)  and  Vivian Chebet (60th) scored for Kapkoilel. Kapkoelel’s coach, Moses Koech, attributed the win to proper scouting.
“We knew they were athletic and overrelied on long passes.
We therefore tightly marked their key players to cut off the supply of the balls to the midfield,” Koech  said.
Kapkoilel will not meet St John’s Kaloleni in the final  after St John’s saw off St  Joseph’s Kibwezi 2-0 in the other semi final, with goals from Florence Mwaka and Veronica Maua.
Defending champions Friends School Kamusinga will meet newcommers Narok High in boys’ final  after Narok shocked tournament favourites Maseno school 1-0  in the other semi final.
The other semi final saw Kamusinga beat Thomas Fish 3-0 in a games which they played with a lot of ease.
Saturday's  programme:
9.00am: Girls’ basketball final -Shimba v Parklands Arya (Shimo la Tewa)
10.30am: Boys’ basketball final - Upper Hill verses Mang’u (Shimo la Tewa)
9.00am: Girls’ hockey final - St John’s v Kapkoilel (Shanzu TTC)
10.30am: Boys’ hockey final - Kamusinga v Narok (Shanzu TTC)

18 April 2014

UGANDA : ZUBL: UCU back in action as regular season nears end

Charles Habonimana and the Kisubi Brothers got their first ZUBL win at Bugema University on Wednesday ZUBL Photo: Charles Habonimana and the Kisubi Brothers got their first ZUBL win at Bugema University on Wednesday
Saturday Fixtures:
UCU Vs UMUMakerere Vs IUIU
Makerere Vs Kisubi Brothers
UCU Vs Makerere
It has been over two weeks since Uganda Christian University had a game in the university basketball league. Their matches in the other conference – Ndejje, have completed their regular season schedule with a perfect 8-0 and 6-0 records.
The title favourites will be back in action on Saturday as they play host to a number of Conference A games that get underway from 2pm onwards.  Not only does UCU hold perfect records in the league, they also lead the league in point average with men’s side averaging over 88 points per game and the women 92 points per game both with 4-0 records.
The high scoring Mukono based institution will be up against Uganda Matyrs University (UMU) and Makerere University.
Makerere will also be up against playoff hopefuls Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) and the Kisubi Brothers who have endured a rough welcome into university basketball.
Meanwhile, it was another tale of depressing familiarity for the Kisubi Brothers when they visited Uganda Martyrs University on Tuesday for their fourth game of the regular season.  The Brothers who had shipped in an average of 62 points in the previous games seemed headed in the same direction after three quarters – indeed they got there and supersede the mark suffering their second biggest defeat of the season in the 89-32 loss to the hosts.
On Wednesday the games headed east to Bugema University. Kisubi Brothers along with Bugema University were the only teams without wins in the men’s conferences before they faced off on Wednesday when the ZUBL went to Bugema University for the first time. The Brothers got their first win on Bugema’s own concrete. Thanks to Kellian Ochens game high 17 points they got a 50-49 edge over their hosts.
Bugema joined the other universities as they got their first win (out of conference) on Thursday against IUIU at Makerere.
Tuesday Results:
Uganda Martyrs Univ 89-32 Kisubi Brothers Univ
St. Lawrence Univ 38-55 Cavendish Univ
Wednesday Results:
Bugema Univ 49-50 Kisubi Brothers
Bugema Univ 27-26 Kampala Univ (Women)
Thursday Results:
Kisubi Brothers 49-51 IUIU
Bugema Univ 54-46 IUIU
Bugema Univ 31-22 IUIU (Women)

ANGOLA : Petro De Luanda Beat 1º De Agosto in Angola Cup

Petro de Luanda defeated on Thursday night 1º de Agosto by 96-89, in the first leg match of the senior males basketball Angola cup, disputed at Luanda's Multi-purpose arena.
In the first half, Petro de Luanda were already winning the game by 41-39.
The second leg match will be played on Saturday at the same venue.

LIBERIA : LBA expels two clubs

The Liberia Basketball Association (LBA) has withdrawn Deviers and FUBBA from the 2nd Division fixture of the ongoing 2014/15 league season, Secretary General Allen Goodridge has confirmed.
The LBA Chief Scribe said the decision is due to the deliberate double forfeits of the two clubs which contravene the rules governing basketball.
According to him, the clubs will now be removed from all of the league activities due to the violation of the LBA rules.
It can be recalled since the kick-off of the LBA league, Deviers and FUBBA have not honor any of their fixtures despite their approval to feature in this year’s competition.
Deviers basketball club 1st forfeited against YMCA cardinals on first match day while their 2nd forfeit came against FUBBA where both team did not show up.
Meanwhile the managements of both clubs are yet to comment on the latest action of the local Basketball house.

KENYA : Upper Hill in Semis

NATIONAL boys basketball defending champions Upper Hill yesterday cruised to the semi-finals of the Kenya Secondary Schools Term One Games after beating Northern representatives Kang'aru 88-25 during a match played at Shanzu Teachers Training College yesterday.
Upper Hill will meet Mombasa's St George's, who eliminated Mandera 154-20 in the first semi. Match-wise, Upper Hill were in a class of their own dominating all the four quarters, which they wrapped 24-01, 17-8, 29-6 and 12-10 respectively.
Upper Hill's Fred Malati bagged a game high of 20 points with Emmanuel Kajula posting 15 points. Robin Mutuma was the losers' best scorer with 15 points. Other players who played a key role in the Upper Hill win were Martin Mugambi, Isaiah Ater, Garang Deng, Lee Samba, Tilen Buluma, Desmond Otach, Ernest Onjula Augustine Sekiete, Joshua Omolo and Simon Sekut.
Upper Hill coach Ronny Owino exuded confidence that they are going all the way in as far as the week-long event is concerned.
"I can't underrate St George's because they have good players but I have a bank of equally good players who can beat any team. I have no injuries so fo far and I am confident of victory," said Owino.
The second semi-final will pit Nzoia region's Friends Kamusinga against Mang'u. Kamusinga sailed to the final after running over Lake region's Ambira 88-52 in the match dubbed 'Mashemeji Derby' at Shimo la Tewa School. The Moses Khaoya coached Kamusinga had the likes of Martin Nandi, Keith Masinde, William Omondi, Patrick Oduor, Geoffrey Obuya, Billy James, Teddy Omondi, James Mbugua, Paul Ekiru and Sidney Wekesa also playing a key role.
Khaoya said: "We are aware of the task ahead in the semis because Mangu have very focused player, but we promise to give them a run for their money," he added.
To reach semis, Mang'u shot down Kirobon 48-37. The Aberdares region team were dominant throughout the match-- sweeping all the quarters 29-19, 15-04, 27-18 and 17-11. Joseph Obiero posted game high of 12 points while Raymond Kimathi scored 11 points.
In the girls category, defending champions Shimba Hills booked a ticket to the semis after punishing Moi Girls, Eldoret 88-32 in a match played at Shanzu. Shimba recorded 11-19, 20-27, 07-24, 04-18 in all the quarters. They will be up against Metropolitan's Loreto Girls who thrashed Northern's Ogle 82-14 at Shimo La Tewa.
Shimba's Elsie Anyango was the top scorer with 18 as Maria Komba posted 15 points. Parklands also from Nairobi sailed through to the semis after sending packing Mabera 71-37 in a one-sided match at the same venue.

LIBERIA : LBA League: Timber Wolves upset Mighty Barrolle

Mighty Barrolle got up to a disappointing start in the 2014 Liberia Basketball Association (LBA) First Division League on Sunday as they were whipped 53-49 points by Timber Wolves.
The Rollers got up to a frustrating start against inspiring Timber Wolves at the Open Air Sports Commission on Broad Street on Sunday.
Timber Wolves who are now fans’ favorite due to the signing of some top players in the likes of Glen Nimely, Jethro Bings among others dominated the match taking the lead in the first and second quarters before the break.
The overzealous Wolves’s side proved supreme against the experienced Rollers squad as they went on to clinch their first victory on Sunday.
LPRC collected their second success in the league  as the three times champions staged a 70- 53 points win against Flames.
Oilers took the lead in the first quarter achieving 23-12 points over Flames.
The second quarter was magnificent for Flames to recover, but Oilers maintained the lead as they increased the points to 37-23 to end the first half.
Fredrick Myers three points was possible to reduce the score line 54-41 in the third quarters.
LPRC Oilers’s head Cocah Paul Houlsen said that his side is targeting the fourth championship title this season.
In the other match Heats defeated  S. Brothers with a score line of 82-30 points in game one, game two saw host Commissioners bowed to S. Sister 28-11.
In Saturday’s parings Cesstos Mogars were whipped 55-53 points as the Barnersville Side was narrowly wiped by old hands NPA Pythons.
K. Detta overwhelmingly dragged D. Queens 120- 2 points as the both clubs locked horns in game three of the Saturday’s encounters.
In the day’s first encounter, Kardinals received 20 points following the forfeits of Deviers.
Another interesting showdown was exhibited on Saturday, April 5, 2014; Fubba and Deviers lost points each for not showing up, SAC-Based battle U. Prince in game two but it was U- Prince who took the day with 45-21 points.
On Friday, April 4, 2014 B. Bull was unable to host Heats as they forfeited 20 points in game one, Fubba also refused to welcome home H. Pointers as they forfeited 20 points in game two, while Dream Team II saw Flames defeated 56-48 points at home in the day’s last encounter.v
The LBA National League continue Tuesday with another interesting matches in game one, Deviers will host G. Blazer as Kirdinals anger B. Bull in game two of the league.

LIBERIA : C-Delta Confirms Withdrawal from LBA League

By: Leroy M. Sonpon, III
The technical manager and captain of C-Delta Basketball Club, Eddie Panton and Claudia George have confirmed the team’s withdrawal from the national basketball league.
The duo said the withdrawal is due to the untimely opening of the league in the raining season.
They said the 2014 Basketball League will not end at the open-air Sports Commission and the league will not continue at the SKD Sports Complex because of the pending renovation.
Coach Panton and skipper George described the one-phase 2014 basketball league as a mockery.
“The basketball league has never stated in April before which inarguably means the league should not because we’re in the rainy season,” Coach Panton said.
He added: “The next thing is where to practice during the raining season; the only place is at the YMCA --- but unfortunately, the Children Vacation Basketball Program will be on.”
Ms. George, who is also captained the female national team, said the opening of the league in April is improper because the league will not end because of the rain and there is nowhere else to go to continue the league.
“It’s just regrettable that this administration could not observe the climate since the Sports Commission is not covered,” Ms. George said.
In his reaction LBA president, Rufus Anderson said C-Delta’s argument does not hold, and expressed confidence that the league would end successfully.
He added: “We believe the league will end with the participation of the 43 teams in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd division leagues.”
The founder of C-Delta, Montserrado County’s District # 7 Representative, Solomon George could meanwhile not be reached up to press time yesterday for his reaction.

17 April 2014

UGANDA : Peace Proscovia ready for a new challenge | ANBL

Ahead of the 2014 Airtel National Basket Ball league, KCCA Leopards new signing Peace Proscovia has stated that she is ready for a new challenge.
The ex-UCU Canon star crossed from the Mukono side a couple of weeks ago and is already training with her new team mates ahead of the 2014 campaign.
“It’s a new challenge, new environment and new team mates but am very ready,” Peace told Kawowo Sports.
“I have already settled in here and just waiting for the season to kick off,” she added.
The basket baller famously known as ‘Warid’ when it comes to netball believes her new side is more than ready to win the championship.
“Our first aim is to win the championship and that is where the focus is even before the campaign starts.”
The new campaign is expected to kick off on Friday April 25.

KENYA : Shimba Charged

MOMBASA region's Shimba Hills yesterday continued to stamp their authority in the girls' basketball after beating Northern Eastern representatives Kirigara 111-15 in the Term One national games.
This was the second preliminary win for Shimba Hills after they beat Tigoi Girls, who are making a comeback in the games 68-25 in the opening match.
The hosts attracted hundreds of fans who cheered them as Beryl Akoth led Shimba troops against Kirigara right from the whistle in the Pool 'B' game.
Akoth, who bagged 23 points, steered Shimba to sweeping all the four quarters, recording 35-03, 22-05, 29-02 and 25-05 respectively against their opponents who had Elsie Kabose as their highest scorer with five points.
The home team featured Akoth alongside Esther Mwashumbe, Maryanne Aloo, Everlyne Oketch, Lilian Atieno, Elsa Anyango, Carol Atieno, Christine Akinyi and Lilian Mboga.
In another Pool 'B' match, Tigoi downed Moi Girls, beating them 60-40 at the same venue. Tigoi posted 12-9 in the first quarter but lost the second 08-11. They however returned forcefully in the fourth and fifth quarter, where they posted 21-06 and 18-14 respectively.
Tigoi were steered to victory by Daisy Ayodi and Lavenda Adhiambo who bagged 17 and 14 points respectively in the game that also featured Natome Anthony, Tracy Kadesa, Samba Babra and Anne Akinyi. Moi Girls thrashed Kirigara 60-16 in their opening match with Bilha Cherono bagging 11 points.
In the boys category, Metropolitan champions Upper Hill proved their supremacy in the game, beating Abadares' representatives Mangu 64-46 at the same venue.
On their way to victory, Upper Hill had started off on a good note beating Nakuru region's Kirobon 77-25 in their opening match on Tuesday afternoon.
Before meeting their match, Mangu had towered against Eastern's Kangaru, dismissing them 53-31.
In the second match, Kirobon edged out Kangaru 91-45 registering victory in all the four quarters after getting 22-09, 23-08, 26-16 and 20-12 respectively.
Technically, Kangaru are out of the race in the boys category after losing two matches while in the girls category, it is the end of the road for Kirigara.

KENYA : KPA miss out on Basketball Easter bonanza

Kenya Ports Authority, KPA, men and ladies basketball teams are likely to continue enjoying early leadership in their respective leagues despite missing in action over the Easter weekend.
The ladies have maximum six points having won all their three opening fixtures. They beat NYTA-Shimba 68-37 on day one and followed up with 54-43 and 88-24 wins over varisty sides Strathmore and Kenyatta last weekend.
Their male counterparts top the men's premier league with five points from two wins and one loss. KPA men's team beat Kenya Airports Authority, KAA, 96-63 and Thunder 76-64. Their only loss was against Strathmore University going down 96-98.
Apart from the two Coastal sides, the other teams in both leagues have so far played either one or two matches.
The weekend's main highlight will be a late Sunday tie pitting men's defending champions Co-operative Bank against Strathmore University. The bankers won their first match 47-44 against Thunder and will be out for the second win.
Strathmore had a closing minutes victory over KPA last weekend and will be hoping to turn the tables against the champions. Both teams played in the pre-season tournament final last month with the bankers winning 34-32.
Up against old club
Co-op Bank’s backcourt signing David Ogolla will come up against his old club after crossing over in pre-season. Dunking specialist Nicholas Anyang, signed from Nakuru Club, is also expected to feature alongside the likes of Toni Abondo, captain Brian Busu and point guard Salim Ali.
Strathmore still has depth with prolific Emmanuel Soja leading their fight.
University of Nairobi's Terrorist has an opportunity of making it two wins in a row when they play Blazers on Sunday. The students stunned Lions last weekend and will be all fired up against a team that lost their opener 57-76 to KAA.
KAA will have a date with fellow newcomers Equity Bank on Sunday and both teams have won one match and lost one each.
Kenyatta University Pirates, the other new team host Nakuru Club. Pirates lost their dependable player Gilbert Obiero to division one side Umoja and tasted defeat in their debut last weekend falling 41-53 to Nairobi Aviation College.
Collins Wekesa, who scored eight baskets against Aviation, could be the main player for the students as they chase their first win.
A weakened Eagle Wings has a seemingly easy match against Mennonites on Sunday in the women's premier league. In their opener, they escaped narrowly with a 49-48 win over Safe Spaces.
Sprite Storms play their second match of the season against Co-operative Bank with both teams tied at one win each.
Co-op Bank has tightened its backcourt with the signing of point guard Grace Wanjiku from Strathmore and will come up against Storms’ aggressive frontcourt led by Susan Akinyi.
Safe Spaces play against Kenyatta University Oryx while Strathmore Blades faceoff with Mennonite.
Ulinzi Blades will be hoping to bounce back from their first match loss with a win against Kenya College of Accountancy- University, KCA-U.
KBF Weekend fixtures
Saturday: Eldonets vs Zetech College (Eldoret, 10am), Lakeside vs Baraka X-Treme (Kisumu, 11am), Parklands Baptist vs JKUAT (World Hope, 9am), Umoja vs Little Prince (10:30am), Trailblazers vs Dankid Academy (12pm), Barclays Bank vs World Hope (1:30pm), Mennonite vs Strathmore University (Nyayo gymnasium, 9am), Safe Spaces vs KU Oryx (10:30am), Mennonite vs Strathmore Blades (12pm), Co-op Bank vs Sprite Storms (2pm), KU Pirates vs Nakuru Club (4pm).
Sunday: Lakeside vs Zetech College (Kisumu, 10am), MKU Kakamega vs Baraka X-Treme (Kakamega, 9am), Ulinzi Blades vs KCA-U (Nyayo gymnasium, 9am), Mennonite vs Eagle Wings (10:30am), KAA vs Equity Bank (12pm), Terror vs Blazers (2pm), Co-op Bank vs Strathmore University (4pm).

16 April 2014

KENYA : Equity Bank Trounced Daystar in Their Maiden Nba League Tie

EQUITY Bank women'as team showed they are a team watch when they thumped Daystar University 69-36 in their maiden Nairobi Basketball Association (NBA) tie at Railways Club. The bankers, who are eyeing a move to the premier in only their first year, had Irene Ondago and Linda Mfuchi to thank as each posted 18 points.
University of Nairobi 'Dynamites' who were making a return after a long absence, were not so lucky as the were pipped 21-26 by seasoned Gladiators. Strathmore University beat Zetech 44-30 in the other women's clash. In the men's category. 4-Christ made a triumphant return as they posted an easy 81-67 win over Legacy. Dan Imbali managed 24 points for the winners while Lameck Onyancha shot the losers 13.
Francis Wanaswa scored season high of 31 points as he guided Daystar to a 58-45 win over All Stars. Other matches saw Derick Kioko nail a last gasp three pointer as Feba beat Embakasi Dynamos 52-49. Don Bosco lost 73-61 to Emyba who had Collins Ochilo nailing 24. Our Lady Queen of Peace pipped Woodley Knights 38-37.

NIGERIA : NBBF Hammer Falls on Police Batons

The Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF has fined the Police Batons Basketball Club and slammed a five-match suspension on one of its coaches and players for their conduct in a Week 5 game in Ilorin between them and the Kwara Falcons.
Those affected are Coach Dominic Dike and Malu Williams, a player who spots jersey number 9, whose overall conduct and behaviour during the said game the federation views as "short of the standard expected in our fast growing league."
According to a press statement from the NBBF, coach Dike and Williams are each suspended for five league matches with immediate effect and with a warning that they use the suspension period to improve their behaviour.
The team was also fined N50,000, part of which will be used to replace the damaged plastic chairs in the Ilorin Sports Hall.

NIGERIA : Chiney Ogwumike First Choice of the WNBA Draft?

Ahead of the NBA draft in June, the U.S. will live on April 14 the draft pick in the WNBA . And as for boys, the first choice is the curiosity of the WNBA draft. This choice could be on Chiney Ogwumike (22). Announced member of the Top 5 of the draft, the Nigerian-born American winger should be selected by Connecticut Sun, Tulsa Shock, San Antonio Stars , New York Liberty and Indiana Fever.
Sister of the No. 1 draft pick in 2012 Nneka Ogwumike also former player of Stanford, Chiney is making herself the name in the midfield of basketball, winning almost everything in her path. Named Pac -12 Player of the Year in the 2014 season, she is also elected Pac -12 Defensive Player of the Year, espnW First Team All-American, USBWA All-American team. She holds the record for rebounds in the women's team at Stanford. The season has been particularly marked by her 27 double-doubles. She is averaging 26.4 points per game (3rd National) 60.4 % success in shoot (4th) and 12.1 rebounds (9th). She is the favorite for the meantime to be at her turn the first pick in the draft.
Chiney Ogwumike could be the second player in Stanford Cardinal, after her sister, to be the first choice of the WNBA Draft...
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15 April 2014

UGANDA : Floodlights excitement grips Zuku TV games at Mukono

Kampala University's Wycliff Olanya in action against Bugema. Olanya's team won 52 - 13 Photo: ZUBL Kampala University's Wycliff Olanya in action against Bugema. Olanya's team won 52 - 13
FRI, 11th April 2014 Results:
Kampala University 56 - 23 BugemaUniversity
Bugema University 13 - 58 Ndejje University
Cavendish University 28 – 68 Ndejje University
Kampala  University 52 - 13 Bugema University
BugemaUniversity 12 - 38 Ndejje University
Cavendish University 50 - 47 St Lawrence University
Cavendish University 69-70 Ndejje University
 No games since the start of the ZUKU TV basketball league last month had drawn a mammoth gathering than the series played at Uganda Christian University (UCU) main campus basketball courts on Friday evening.
The 7 fixtures on card each had a special significance to the players on court, the respective technical benches, and obviously the fans in the terraces.
Ndejje University women basketball team  maintained the fine run with 2 great back to back victories over Bugema and Cavendish in 58 – 13 and 68 – 28 victories respectively.
Lillian Zawedde was the main architect in the each of the Luwero based institution's victories.
Kampala University ladies team  also triumphed 56 – 23 past Bugema University in another one sided battle.
Victoria Ondiso led Kampala University’s onslaught with a game high 24 points in the 52 -13 victory over Bugema University.
Margret Wesonga and Robinah Nkabidwa added 10 and 6 respectively.
Bugema, who managed a point in the opening quarter, and 4 apiece in the subsequent last quarters through FabiolaMujane, NkondeMulenga, RhonaMelia and Diane Ineza put up a spirited true fighting mentality though it was rendered little too late.
Four men basketball games were played on the day with Kampala University opening the door in that 52 – 13 victory over Bugema University.
 Tonny Situma carried the game’s highest score with 16 points collected. Michael Otieno returned 12 while Nickson Were was the other top performer with 8.
Bugema will have Jeremie Bikomia to credit for a team high 8 as Hani Gonda managed to return 6.
Bugema suffered another set back when Ndejje imposing further punishment with the latter winning 38 -12.
In a closely contested duel, St Lawrence narrowly carried the day as they succumbed to a 3 points deficit at the hands of Ndejje University.
Floodlights Game: Ndejje University Vs Cavendish:
The long awaited game of the day, played under the flood lights was the affair between Ndejje and Cavendish.
Tempers flared as early as the first minute of the game and Geofrey Soro was red carded  for fighting. Ndejje trailed for the first 3 quarters, before taking the lead in the last segments of the 3rd quarter.
With the clock fast dashing, Cavendish once again grabbed the lead in the last quarter of the game.
The crowd charged, tactics changed and the players’ mentality from the 2 sides could definitely be envisaged.
Each of the 10 members on court on either side played with the passion and desire to win.
With 60 seconds of the last quarter, Cavendish led 69 – 64. Big players thrive on big moments. Brian Odul, who had an enterprising evening at office mastered minded the comeback.
Coach Walker Obedi’s side put in two three pointers to take lead 70 – 69 with less than 10 seconds on the clock.
Despite Cavendish’s efforts to rally a comeback, it all backfired and 70 – 69 the game ended.
“The game was highly charged especially in the opening 2 quarters but settled by the half time and the tense finish is the true spirit of basketball”, Obedi told Kawowo Sports after the games.
Conference finals:
 After the group games, the top ranked 4 teams in their conference groups will be engaged in the conference finals format, the first of its nature in Uganda.
This will then help determine the 4 semifinalists and finally the finals from whom the best university will be crowned.
Catch the action recorded and other highlights on the BAQESHOW, Channels 300 and 301 every Thursday on ZUKU Television.

KENYA : Lions fail to sparkle in League opener

  • Strathmore Mugambi Mawira and Fred Odhiambo sandwich Menonites Evans Grado during their premier league match.(Photo by Shutterspeed)
Four times champion Lions had a poor outing in the national classic league, falling to University of Nairobi’s Terrorist and Ulinzi Warriors in its opening fixtures over the weekend.
Lions, missing out of action in the opening weekend of the new season, lost 45-53 to Terror on Saturday before succumbing to a 57-81 loss at the hands of Ulinzi the following day.
The last season’s semifinalists trailed 24-31 at halftime against the students who won 15-9 and 16-15 in the opening quarters.
A weakened 9-6 win in the third quarter did little to salvage the situation for Lions as Terror won the fourth 16-12.
Moses Wanjara and Sila Awour top scored for Lions and Terror respectively with 14 points apiece.
The match was largely expected to be easy-going for Lions considering they were facing a team that played in the relegation zone last season. The students rose to the occasion denting Lions’ hopes of launching their campaign on a winning start.
In their second match, Lions was no match for the soldiers falling to a 25-42 score line going to the breather. Ulinzi won all the quarters 12-5, 30-20, 20-17 and 19-15. Victor Ochieng had a game high 32 points for Lions while William Ochieng scored 16 points for Ulinzi.
Strath edge KPA 
Kenyatta University Pirates began their life in the league with a 41-53 loss to Nairobi Aviation College.
Job Byron scored 17 points and Franklin Delano added 10 to steer Aviation to victory after leading 23-20 at the breather. Collins Wekesa top scored for Pirates with 16 points.
Aviation did not have luck in their second match of the weekend falling by a half basket to Equity Bank who won 55-54. Delano top scored for Aviation with 16 points and Brian Obimbo for Equity scoring 15 points.
Strathmore University won the honors in their high scoring clash with Kenya Ports Authority, KPA, registering 98-96 on Saturday. The students set the pace for victory with a 38-34 lead at the breather.
Strathmore won the first quarter 23-11 and KPA the second 23-15. The students ruled in the second half with 29-27 and 17-12 wins to wrap up the slim win.
Emanuel Soja led the scores for Strathmore with 19 points while Ariel Okal had 25 for the Dockers.
KPA managed to bounce back in their second tie on Sunday beating Thunder 76-64 with 26 points from Okal. Griffin Ligare scored high for Thunder with 20 points.
KPA ladies team returned home with four points winning their two assignments in the city. On Saturday, they dispatched hosts Strathmore University 54-43 helped by Yvonne Akinyi’s 14 points. Melissa Akinyi scored the highest for Strathmore with 14 points.
A day later, the Coastal side dominated and outclassed Kenyatta University Oryx 88-24. KPA scored double digits in all quarters while Oryx scored doubles in only one quarter.
With former Eagle Wings point guard Natalie Akinyi scoring 17 points, KPA won all quarters 20-8, 16-4, 12-10 and 28-2 respectively. Rachael Wandagu had 10 points for Oryx.
New boys Dankid Academy continued with their roll in division one after beating Little Prince 60-50 on Saturday.
Other winners in the league were Kenya College of Accountancy- University, KCA-U, Umoja, Trailblazers and World Hope.
Weekend Results: Saturday- KU Pirates 41 Nairobi Aviation College 53, Strathmore University 68 Mennonite 36, Lions 45 Terror 53, Strathmore University 43 KPA Ladies 54, Strathmore University 98 KPA Men 96, Parklands Baptist 58 KCA-U 62, Dankid Academy 60 Little Prince 50, Zetech College 55 Umoja 56, Barclays Bank 45 Trailblazers 49, World Hope 57 Baraka X-Treme 55; Sunday- KAA 76 Blazers 57, Equity Bank 55 Nairobi Aviation College 54, KU Oryx 24 KPA 88, Thunder 64 KPA 76, Lions 57 Ulinzi 81.

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