Maryanne Kanja of Kenyatta University tries to block Janet Shikuku of Mt Kenya University during a past basketball league match. [PHOTO:JONAH ONYANGO/STANDARD]
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) walloped Nakuru Club 121-65 in the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) men’s Premier League match played at the Safaricom Kasarani Indoor Arena at the weekend.
At the same time, Zetech College beat Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Jkuat) in the Nairobi Basketball Association (NBA) women’s league played at the Railway Club.
Zetech College broke away in the last quarter to register a 31-9 win with the help of Cynthia Waweru who had an individual score of ten points. Mary Chepkoi and Hilda Ndegwa had 14 and 12 respectively for JKUAT. Evans Letting was outstanding with 20 points as KPA disciplined Nakuru Club at Kasarani.
Tobias Onyango and Dickson Aran were able to add 14 and 10 points for the winners during the encounter that was aired live by pay television station SuperSport. KPA won the quarters 19-16, 35-8, 29-17 and 38-23.
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Rising Emyba defeated United States International University (USIU) 54-43 in the NBA men’s league. Collins Ochillo scored 25 points for the winners. USIU had ten from Kevin Thingwa.
But USIU left nothing to chance in their crunch tie against Our Lady Queen of Peace who they beat 44-38 as Brian Odipo picked up 12 points for the winners.
Mount Kenya University (MKU), Thika campus, beat Machakos Hawks 61-36 as Starley Benaya shot 12 points for the winners while Augustine Munica made 14 for the Machakos County side.
Woodley Knights failed to contain 4-Christ who won 76-38 behind Teddy Kakai’s 26 points. Woodley Knights had 15 from Arol Arun.
Neosasa Morans had 31 points from Lewis Wanyoike as they clubbed Feba 57-60. Evans Okullo managed 14 for the losers. Pandas won 54-43 over Embakasi Dynamoz.
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Paul Luvanda scored 14 while Bernard Ombasa posted for the losers 17.
Legacy made life difficult for Catholic University of East Africa (CUEA) who had earlier dominated the game. Legacy won 52-40 as Paul Otieno managed 21 points.
But CUEA managed to redeem selves by beating All Stars 43-36 as Adriel Manuya hit 14 points for the winners while Josiah Otieno made nine for the losers.
Jkuat, Karen Campus, had 12 points from Joseph Mutua as they won 52-30 over Upper Hill School. But JKUAT did not fare well in their second encounter which Technical University of Kenya (TUK) won 58-48.
Upper Hill School saved face by beating Embakasi Dynamoz 50-44 in their other match that saw Alvin Were contribute 16 points for the high school boys.
Even though Ulinzi shot down Multi Media University (MMU) 48-34, the university side was able to produce top scorer through Ray Nyatome who shot 12.
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Three points scoring leader Collins Ochillo posted 28 including four treys as Emyba destroyed Pac University 83-55
In the NBA ladies ties, Strathmore University had 16 from Bianca Nyambura as they hit Jkuat, Juja campus, 56-31. Mary Chepkoi had 11 for Jkuat.
Parklands Arya Girls got the better side of MKU, Thika campus, winning 49-38 as Jackline Tinega registered 15 and Ann Lukongo collected 15 for the losers.