24 May 2015

KENYA : Nson helps Aviation college notch first season win

  • Nairobi Aviation's Job Byron in a past match.(Photo:SNA File)
Abel Nson was the catalyst that Nairobi Aviation College needed to end their winless run this season, his arrival inspiring the students to a 82-63 win over Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) on Sunday.
The men’s premier league game played at the Nyayo National Stadium gymnasium saw Aviation take a deserved 38-28 lead at halftime.
The much-travelled Nson who has previously played for Kenya Ports Authority, Co-operative Bank, Blazers and United States International University- Africa made a surprise appearance for Aviation who have been struggling without a win.
In the first half, he made 12 attempts from the 3-point line scoring only two as he finished the half with 10 points. He added 19 more points in second half to top score with 29 including six 3-point shots from 21 attempts.
Nson was never substituted playing the entire forty minutes as he grabbed three rebounds, dished out five assists and made one steal. Another veteran Ben Oluoch went to halftime with 20 points finishing the game with 27 including four 3-pointers from five attempts.
He played for 39:10 grabbing two rebounds, six assists and one steal. KAA began on the strong footing winning first quarter 19-13 as Aviation fought back hard in the second with a 25-9 win.
Third quarter was won by Aviation 22-9 and fourth went to KAA on a 26-22 score.
Top scorer for KAA was Billy Ongute with 21 points, 9 coming off the 3-point line. Aviation scored 10 points from free shots and 33 from the 3-point line while KAA had 16 points from the free-throw line and 15 from the arc.
Terror edge Mennonite
University of Nairobi’s Terrorist took its record to 3-3 after winning their third game against Mennonite 89-73. The win underlined Terror’s dominance after leading by 17 points inside third quarter.
Terror enjoyed a 45-34 halftime lead after winning first two quarters 20-18 and 25-16 respectively. Mennonite won the third 27-22 and Terror the fourth 22-13.
From free shots, Terror scored 13 points and 30 from the arc while Mennonite made seven 3-pointers and 18 free shots. William Mayiel hit seven 3-point shots to top score for Terror with game high 33 points while Collins Ochieng added 21.
Felix Odhiambo scored 23 for Mennonite and Moses Koome added 15. In women premier league, Ulinzi Blades were too strong for Kenyatta University Oryx winning 96-34.
Bridgit Nanzala scored 21 points for Ulinzi, grabbed six rebounds, two assists and two steals while Jane Ouko added 16 points, grabbed three rebounds, dished out one assist and made two steals. Berine Akoth was Oryx top scorer with 10 points.
Ulinzi won opening quarters 28-5 and 28-4 to lead 56-9 at halftime. Oryx won third quarter 14-9 but Ulinzi overpowered them in the fourth with a 31-11 score.
The soldiers made 14 free shots and scored 30 points from the arc while Oryx had 10 points coming from free shots and six from the arc. MKU Thika won one game and lost one in division one this weekend.
On Saturday, they beat Don Bosco 69-58 but lost 54-67 to Africa Nazarene University (ANU) on Sunday.
Trailblazers narrowly beat Upper Hill 45-43 while 4 Christ won 56-48 against Baraka Xtreme.
Sunday Results: Ulinzi Blades 96 KU Oryx 34, Nairobi Aviation College 82 KAA 63, UoN Terror 89 Mennonite 73, ANU 67 MKU Thika 54, Upper Hill 43 Trailblazers 45, Baraka Xtreme 48 4 Christ 56, MKU Thika 69 Don Bosco 58.

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