Thunder beat Terror to top League

By francis marangu
Aug 04, 2021
  • Thunder in a past game.(Photo:SNA File)

Thunder went two points clear at the top of the table after beating University of Nairobi’s Terrorist 62-42 in a national classic league match played at the Upperhill School on Saturday.

Prior to the match, Thunder was joint top with Lions on 22 points and the win gives them a clear lead of 24 points.

Lions is now second while Co-operative Bank is third on 21 points. All-time leading scorer Griffin Ligare had 18 points for Thunder with Terror’s top scorer being Collins Odhiambo with 12.

Thunder led 28-22 at halftime after winning the first quarter 15-8 before Terror won the second 14-13.

Thunder played out a well organized match in the third and fourth quarters winning 15-5 and 19-15. Strathmore University beat Mennonite 83-56 after taking a commanding 51-28 halftime lead.

The students won the first two quarters 26-11 and 25-15 going to the breather. Mennonite saved face with a slim 15-14 win in the third quarter but Strathmore wrapped up their victory with an 18-13 win in the last quarter.

Geoffrey Oteki scored 24 points for Strathmore with Collins Ochieng hitting 14 for Mennonite.

Co-op trounce Western Delight

It was one of the highest scoring weekends in the women premier after Co-operative Bank surpassed the century mark in their 103-24 win over Western Delight at the Nyayo gymnasium on Sunday.

Delight, a team that rarely trains together and only assembles during a match, gave the bankers no meaningful challenge in a match they had an easy time getting the baskets. Co-op Bank never hit below the twenty mark in any quarter while Delight never got past the ten mark in all quarters.

Leading 53-10 at halftime, it was never looking back for the bankers as they turned the match into a one-sided affair.

Belinda Akinyi scored 26 points for the bankers as Linda Alando added 17. Victoria Ondiso top scored for Delight with 10 points. This was the second consecutive loss for Delight who lost 25-60 to Safe Spaces on Saturday.

They fell off the pace early enough after trailing 11-26 at halftime. Florence Mbithe had 17 points for Spaces while Constance Reya scored 8 for the Kakamega side.

Sprite Storms was another big winner after beating Kenya College of Accountancy- University, KCA-U, 90-18. Storms led 48-13 at the breather after winning 23-4 and 25-9 in the initial quarters.

They continued the same fighting spirit in the second half registering 14-0 and 28-5 wins in the third and fourth quarters respectively. Susan Akinyi scored a game high of 33 points to lead Storms into victory as Angela Luchivya added 20. Tabitha Ong’aria had 8 for the students.

On Saturday, KCA-U was on the losing end going down 45-14 against Strathmore University. The Sylvia Kamau side swept home all the quarters 18-4, 8-6, 10-0 and 9-4. Denise Apondi scored 8 points for Strathmore with Lydia Imbati hitting 6 for KCA-U.

Collated Results: Safe Spaces 60 Western Delight 25, Strathmore University 83 Mennonite 56, Terror 42 Thunder 62, Trailblazers 44 Strathmore University 51, World Hope 43 Umoja 39, Little Prince 42 Zetech College 39, KCA-U 14 Strathmore University 45, Upperhill 65 Parklands Baptist 45, Storms 90 KCA-U 18, Upperhill 52 Equity Bank 69, KAA 20 Trailblazers 0, Co-op Bank 103 Western Delight 24.