The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Equity Bank Clinch NBA League Crown

EQUITY Bank claimed the 2012 Nairobi Basketball Association (NBA) league title after beating Strathmore University 72-62 in Game Four of the play-off final over the weekend.

The bankers took the best of 5 series 3-1. Equity stamped their authority in the match, taking all the four quarters 18-16, 13-12, 22-18 and 19-16.

George Omenda led the way with 21 points and Godffrey Abuya chipped in with 16. For the students, Peter Shilton scored 11 and Emmanuel Soja sunk 10. In the women's finals, Kenyatta University "Oryx" won Game Four 54-46 to tie the series 2-2 and head to the wire all square.

The winner will be known this Saturday during the decisive Game Five and thereafter an official closing ceremony. KU took the quarters 8-10, 12-13, 18-8 and 16-5. Susan Kinyua led the superb rally with 18 points and Bettie Kananu hit 10. Swords had big game from Pauline Oketch who managed game high 21 points.

Kenya College of Accountancy (KCA) torched Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology 45-28 to finish third and book a ticket back to the Premier League.

Getrude Sagala and Sylvia Ongwae, who have tasted the fruits of the top tier, led with 13 and 12 points respectively. Sylvia Hassan posted 9 for the Juja side.

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