SCHOOLS: Defending champions Onjiko drop 100 points on Rapogi in Nyanza games

Onjiko high Power houses Deno Odour (12) and Maurice Ochieng (14) plan their move against Maseno School during the first day of Kisumu County High School games at Kisumu boys High School [Michael Mute, Standard.]

Defending Nyanza Region Secondary School basketball champions Onjiko High School set the tournament ablaze by scoring a staggering 100 points against Rapogi Boys from Migori in their opening match.

The game, which took place at Kisumu Boys on Wednesday, ended in a commanding 100-41 victory for Onjiko, laying down a marker for the competition and solidifying their status as the team to beat.

Onjiko, the pride of Kisumu County, showcased their prowess and depth, with a performance that was both exhilarating and efficient.

From the opening whistle, it was clear they were on a mission, combining a high-octane offense with a disciplined defense to overpower Rapogi Boys.

The match was not just a demonstration of Onjiko's superiority but also a statement of intent as they embarked on their quest to defend their title.

Reflecting on his team's impressive start, Onjiko's head coach, Joseph Were, expressed satisfaction and optimism.

"We're delighted with our performance today. The team showed great harmony and determination. It's a positive start, but we're fully aware that the journey is long, and each game brings its own challenges.

“Our focus remains on maintaining our standards and defending our title. We take nothing for granted," Were emphasized, signaling a blend of confidence and caution as they look forward to their upcoming fixtures.

Onjiko is placed in a competitive Group A, alongside teams such as Nyansiongo, Rapogi, and Ototo, each presenting unique challenges as the tournament progresses. Yet, their opening performance has undoubtedly set the tone for their campaign, indicating their readiness to face all comers.

In another noteworthy match, Agoro Sare High School, last year's runners-up, demonstrated their championship credentials with a solid 58-35 victory over Nyanchwa from Kisii in Group B. T

his group, which also features Sawagongo and Maseno, is shaping up to be fiercely competitive, with teams vying for supremacy and a place in the knockout stages.

As the Nyanza Region Secondary School games continue, the excitement and quality of basketball on display have captivated fans and participants alike.

With security measures enhanced for the event, as mentioned by Kisumu County Secondary School Games Secretary George Osura, and teams from across the region bringing their best to the court, the stage is set for a memorable tournament.

Onjiko High School's explosive start serves as a highlight of what promises to be a thrilling competition, filled with talent, passion, and the pursuit of glory.

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