Co-op Bank defeat Zetech in league contest

By ERICK OCHIENG': Tuesday, May 9th 2017 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Basketball
KENYA BASKETBALL FEDERATION Jeremy Opiyo (right) of Zetech University tackles Martin Okwako of Umoja during their Kenya Basketball Federation League playoffs at the Nyayo national stadium on December 28, 2017. Umoja won 68-63. [SPORTPICHA.COM]

It was an awesome evening for Co-operative Bank basketball teams on Sunday evening at the Nyayo Stadium gymnasium in the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) Premier League.

Their men’s team defeated Zetech University 75-58, while their women counterparts made it worse for the university students, winning 40-36.

Zetech started the men’s contest on a positive note as they won the first quarter 22-8. Co-op Bank won the second quarter 19-16, won the third 18-9 before carrying the day with a 30-11 win in the fourth.

Linus Kael sunk 10 points for Zetech, while former KBF Most Valuable Player (MVP) James Mwangi and Titus ‘Assasin’ Musembi had 18 and 17 for the bankers.

In the women’s matches, Irene Makori was the destroyer-in-chief as she led Co-op Bank into destroying Zetech. The two sides tied 21-21 at the breather, before Makori stirred the waters by contributing 10 points on resumption.

Co-op Bank registered 9-9, 12-12, 15-5, 4-7 wins in each quarter. Lucy Musyoki gave Zetech eight points.

Former KBF’s MVP Hilda Indasi scored 17 points as defending champions Equity Bank defeated Strathmore University.

Equity Bank, who led 24-20 at half time, won the match 63-42.

The bankers won the quarters 12-8, 12-12, 16-8 and 23-14. [Erick Ochieng]