Zetech College rose to raid persistent Equity Bank 71-60 in a Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) men’s Division One league played at Nyayo stadium on Sunday.
Joshua Okumu and Brain Simiyu contributed 14 and 13 points to the students as Godfrey Abuya sunk 12 for the bankers.
Both teams had a balance of force in the initial quarter which ended 15-15. Equity then rose in the second to win 18-14 to take the lead in the breather.
On sensing danger, Zetech College head coach Job Munene pumped his charges with secrets that saw them dazzle on resumption, winning the third quarter 18-12 and the last one with a whooping 30-9.
“I changed our tactical approach in the half but what aided our win was good coordination among my players, they were receptive,” Munene said.
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Munene confided to FeverPitch that they suffered an 82-38 loss to Umoja on Saturday due to overconfidence by his charges.
“My players became bombastic following our first win against Parklands Baptist,” added Munene.
Equity coach Radhi Ndalu is hopeful his side, that so far has won three matches, will be back to winning ways this weekend as they face off with Parklands Baptist.
Blazing Umoja proved a hard nut to crack when they met Parklands in the category. Umoja ultimately won 51-36 after registering a 22-14 lead at the breather.
Women’s champions Eagle Wings continued to soar with a 67-41 win against Co-op Bank in the women Premier League.
Ever green Samba Mjomba and new signing Vilma Achieng aided Eagle Wings to victory with 27 and ten points. Co-op Bank had Eleanor Musundi with 11 points.
Strathmore University overcame Mennonites 68-40 as Lions edged Ulinzi 84-73 in the men’s Premier League.
Barclays Bank of Kenya (BBK) Eagles flew past Our Lady Queen of Peace with 48-22 win in a Nairobi Basketball Association match played at Railway club with Neville Ogutu shooting 20 points for the Eagles and John Murumba had 10 for the losers.
Mount Kenya University (MKU) Nairobi campus stunned Old Pirates 57-48 as Roy Onyango shot 23 points. Pirates missed the services of red hot Mannah Otieno as he called the shots for the students. He left the task for Alvin Ali who had 12.
MKU, Thika campus who lacked height surprisingly won 50-37 against Dankind Academy behind 12 points from Gaston Simidi.
Legacy nipped Daystar University 48-41 as Lameck Ombuya made 11 for the winners and David Julius had ten for the student side.
Brian Amanya and Patrick Naiser scored ten points each to guide Neosasa Morans to a 60-40 win over CFC Bank who had Peter Njongi collecting a game high 33 points.
In the ladies ties, BBK Eaglets won 48-33 over reigning champs Strathmore University as Ulinzi Blades blanked Daystar University 74-20 with Bridgit Nanzala bagging 27 for the soldiers.