13 November 2012

Kenya: Co-Op Bank Whip Varsity Lads in Top Ball League Showdown

REIGNING champions Co-operative Bank of Kenya whipped Strathmore University 59-25 in a one sided premier league show at Nyayo National Stadium gymnasium.

The bankers playing in their last fixtures before the play offs were in a class of their own tormenting the students from the first to the last whistle. Co-op took all but the third quarter.

They took the first 13-5, second 19-10, were down 4-7 in the third before exploding 23-3 in the last. Bobby Okwako led the bankers with 10 points while Joseph Ouma hit six for the poor students who had no one scoring in double figures in their worst outing in the top flight this year.

Ulinzi Warriors humiliated Thunder 72-33 as the losers put up tame resistance while Blazers who needed a win to miss the chop nipped University of Nairobi "Terrorists" 61-56 to stay safe.

In women's matches, champions Eagle Wings were taken to the wire before finally winning 60-51 against NYTA Shimba Hills from Mombasa.

Strathmore University pipped their bitter rivals Sprite Storms 46-44 in a closely fought match that was a satisfaction to Swords tactician Sylvia Kamau-Ocholla.

The only match of the lower division saw leaders Nairobi Aviation College (NAC) thump Umoja 58-33 to bag the top seed position before the play offs.

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