Ulinzi Hit century score past Pirates

By francis marangu
Sep 15, 2021
  • Ulinzi Warriors Ancet Wafula with teammate Eric Mutoro at a past game.(Photo:SNA File)

Victor Odendo and William Ochieng scored a combined 29 points as Ulinzi Warriors hit the century mark in their 106-66 win over Kenyatta University Pirates in a national classic league game played on Sunday.

It was the second win for Ulinzi over the weekend after Saturday’s 72-53 victory over Nairobi Aviation College.

For Pirates, they were second time unlucky after losing 60-74 to Lions on Saturday. The soldiers led 53-26 at halftime as Jacktone Agunda top scored for Pirates with 20 points while Collins Wekesa added 12.

Nakuru Club earned a 20-0 walkover win over Nairobi City Thunder who failed to show up for their game in Nakuru. It was a bad outing for Thunder who had earlier lost 45-66 to Co-operative Bank on Saturday.

Aviation was also on the receiving end for the second day running. They lost to varsity side Terrorist 59-66 after trailing 20-29 at halftime. Stephen Kuria scored 11 points for Terror and Job Byron 21 for Aviation.

Terror won the first three quarters 17-12, 12-8 and 21-18 respectively with Aviation winning the fourth 21-16.

It was a fruitful weekend for Lions who won the second game 68-42 against relegation-bound Blazers. Denis Opiyo scored highest for Lions with 12 points while Sydney Ochieng had a game high 20 points for Blazers.

Lions won the first three quarters 12-5, 23-8 and 16-13 before the fourth ended in a 16-all deadlock. United States International University- Africa (USIU-A) scored 67-43 against Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) in a game the students enjoyed a 38-20 halftime lead.

USIU-A won all quarters 22-9, 16-10, 14-12 and 15-11 respectively. Abel Nson scored 18 points for the students while KAAs top scorer was Billy Ongute with 12 points.

USIU unbeaten 

USIU-A remains unbeaten in the women premier after seeing off Safe Spaces 62-35. The students have come out as the strongest title contenders and the team to beat this season especially after winning the Zone V Championship last month.

Hilda Indasi was at her usual high scoring form hitting 18 points while Evelyne Itabo scored 14 for Safe Spaces who have been going through tough financial times.

The students were out to dominate in the game and raced to a 28-24 halftime lead winning first quarter 17-11 and the second 11-9.

They came back strongly in the second half posting 21-4 and 13-11 wins in the closing quarters.

Betty Kananu scored 20 points to lead KU Oryx to a 51-27 win over Mennonite, building up from a 25-11 lead at halftime. Mary Wangui scored 15 points for Mennonite who won the first quarter 9-7 as the game started on a low scoring note.

Oryx pulled the plug in the second with a 18-2 win and followed up with 10-9 and 16-7 scores in the third and fourth quarters respectively.

KBF league weekend results: Saturday- MKU Eldonets 45 KCA-U 56, Nakuru Club 66 USIU-A 77, MKU Kakamega 54 Dankind Academy 44, Zetech College 44 Trailblazers 59, Little Prince 60 ANU 61, Parklands Baptist 30 Upper Hill 54, Co-op Bank 66 Thunder 45, KU Pirates 60 Lions 74, KU Oryx 48 Ulinzi Blades 68, Sprite Storms 45 Co-op Bank 36, Nairobi Aviation College 53 Ulinzi Warriors 72; Sunday- Mennonite 27 KU Oryx 51, Baraka Xtreme 58 Little Prince 60, ANU 42 Trailblazers 45, JKUAT 54 Upper Hill 84, World Hope 64 Umoja 63, Safe Spaces 35 USIU-A 62, Blazers 42 Lions 68, Ulinzi Warriors 106 KU Pirates 66, Thunder 0 Nakuru Club 20, Nairobi Aviation College 59 Terror 66, USIU-A 67 KAA 43, Kisumu Lakeside 44 Dankind Academy 43.