SCHOOLS: Dr Aggrey overdoses Agoro Sare to reclaim national basketball title

Dr Aggrey High School basketball team.[Washington Onyango,Standard]

Dr Aggrey High School are the new Brookside KSSSA national basketball boys’ champions.

The Coastal Region champions completed a revenge comeback after losing to Agoro Sare High School in the preliminaries to edge out the Nyanza champions 56-54 and reclaim the national title they lost last year to Laiser Hill High School.

Dr Aggrey who won the title in 2022 won this year’s game in the second quarter when a monster 22-12 second quarter show took away the game from Agoro Sare who have been impressive throughout the nationals.

The match was tight from the start after a 11-11 first quarter show put the game in balance for either team to take.

Dr Aggrey was first to react as they took a 33-23 half time lead after 10-point gap show in the second quarter before Agoro Sare responded in the third quarter with a 14-12 show to trail 45-37 with one quarter left.

In the final quarter, a 15-11 dominance could not save Agoro as Dr Aggrey escaped with a basket win to reclaim the national gong.

In basketball girls, Butere Girls High School retained its title after seeing off Buruburu Girls 49-43.

In what was a repeat of the preliminary stages match up that Nairobi’s Buruburu won, Butere left nothing to chance despite having sealed their ticket to East Africa by crushing their nemesis despite trailing from the tip off.

Buruburu took a narrow 10-6 first quarter lead before a 22-11 second quarter comeback by Butere saw the Western region heavyweights lead 28-21 at half time.

Another 16-11 stretched Butere’s lead to 44-32 with a quarter left and despite Buruburu’s 11-5 fourth quarter show, Butere were far from collapsing as they held on to win 49-43 and retain the national trophy.

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