KCB Lions Claw Tanzania’s ABC in Kampala

Aug 22, 2021
  • KCB Lions in a past match. (Photo:File)

Kenyan teams at the FIBA Africa Zone V championship remained unbeaten in Kampala after the second day of competitions at Makerere University and Lugogo.

Kenya Commercial Bank Lions, league leaders in the Kenya Basketball Federation league replicated their good form at the regional championship by beating Tanzania’s ABC 95-59 on Tuesday.

It was a match that the bankers controlled from the first quarter when they were up 25-13. The second was much closer although KCB won 18-16 to take a 43-29 lead at halftime.

On resumption, KCB were dominant in the third quarter winning 23-12 and took the fourth 29-18. Anthony Were scored 16 points for KCB and Tobias Nyadima had 15. The top points scorer for ABC was Juma Kissoky on 19.

Burundi’s Uruani edged out Tanzania’s Savio 58-51. Fabrice Sindayigaya scored 13 points for Ururani and George Tarime replied with 18 for Savio. Ururani are last year’s FIBA Zone V champions.

Uganda’s D-Mark Power lived up to their name by powering past South Sudan’s Al Hilal 97-64. Simon Obach scored 20 points for D-Mark Power and Isack Afdra Anguboru had 16 for Al Hilal.

On Wednesday, Eagle Wings faced Don Bosco from and KPA had a tough match against KCC-A. Both teams are from Uganda. KPA opened their campaign with a 91-38 win over Tanzania’s Jeshi Stars.

 Draw Men Pool A: Uruani (Burundi), Kyambogo Warriors (Uganda), Savio (Tanzania), Espoir (Rwanda). Pool B: KCB Lions (Kenya), D-Mark Power (Uganda), ABC (Tanzania), Al Hilal (South Sudan). Women: Pool A: KPA (Kenya), KCC-A (Uganda), Jeshi Stars (Tanzania), Barco Stars (Burundi). Pool B: Eagle Wings (Kenya), UCU (Uganda), Don Bosco (Tanzania), APR (Rwanda).

Results August 20: KCC-A 63 Berco Stars 50, Kyambogo Warriors 56 Espoir 72, Eagle Wings 75 UCU 64. August 21: Don Bosco v APR (12 pm), KPA 91 Jeshi Stars 38, KCB 95 ABC 59, Uruani 58 Savio 51, D. Mark Power 97 Al Hilal 64. August 22: Eagle Wings v Don Bosco (11 am), KCB v Al Hilal (1.00) at Makerere University; APR v UCU (12 pm), Espoir v Uruani (2.00), ABC v D-Mark Power (4.00), KCC-A v KPA (6.00), Kyambogo Warriors v Savio (8.00) - at Lugogo. August 23: UCU v Don Bosco (11 am), Savio v Espoir (1.00), ABC v Al Hilal (3.00) - at Makerere University; APR v Eagle Wings (12.00), KPA v Berco Stars (2.00), KCC-A v Jeshi Stars (4.00), KCB v D-Mark Power (6.00), Uruani v Kyambogo Warriors (8.00) - at Lugogo.

 

 Eric Odanga

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