Co-Operative Bank rally to beat Ulinzi Warriors

By sportsnewsarena correspondent
Sep 27, 2017
  • Coop Bank Valary Oginga dribbles away from Strathmore's Emma Awuor. The bankers won 39-30. (Photo by Shutterspeed)

Co-Operative Bank rallied from 25-28 down at half time to convincingly beat Ulinzi Warriors 61-44 in a Kenya Basketball Federation men's Premier League match on Sunday.

Brian Busu and Felix Odhiambo scored 14 and 13 points for the bankers while Richard Osano and Eric Mutoro replied for Ulinzi with 16 and 13.

In the women's league, Equity Bank edged out Zetech 38-36. In this match Mercy Wanyama (11) and Hilda Indasi (10) top-scored for the bankers. Lucy Mbithe had 10 points for Zetech. At half time, Zetech led 17-15.

USIU-A Flames narrowly led 25-23 before beating Storms 51-48. The students' top scorers were Mellisa Akinyi (16) and Jemimah Night (12).

In another match, Everlyn Itabu scored 19 points and Celia Asila 10 as Co-Operative Bank beat Strathmore University 39-30. Melvin Iminza replied with seven points for Strathmore University.They led 21-16 at halftime.

On Saturday, Ulinzi beat Strathmore University Blades 57-36. In this match, Eric Mutoro scored 14 points and Richard Osano 13 for Ulinzi while Joseph Ongoro replied with 10 points for Strathmore University Blades.

The match between Nairobi City Thunder and USIU-A Tigers went to the wire before the students won by a single point, 54-53.

The teams tied 21-21 at half time. Abel Ramzani scored 18 points and Derrick Juma 13 for USIU-A Tigers. The top scorers for Nairobi City Thunder were Abel Nson (13) and Ken Maru (11).


Saturday: Nebulas 40 Eldonets 72, NEOSASA 43 KDF 68, Little Prince 50 JKUAT 44, JKUAT 51 Daystar University 49 (women), Barclays 49 World Hope 45, Upper Hill 40 Strathmore 56, Western Delight 38 Eagle Wings 61, Africa Nazarene University 34 Strathmore 26 (women), Zetech 46 Co-Operative Bank 39 (women), Thunder 53 USIU-A Tigers 54, Ulinzi 57 Strathmore University Blades 36; Sunday: Storms 48 USIU-A Flames 51, Strathmore 30 Co-Operative Bank 39, Equity Bank 38 Zetech 36 (women), Strathmore University Blades 55 Zetech 49, Ulinzi 44 Co-Operative Bank 61.