Umoja shock unbeaten Ulinzi Warriors

By francis marangu
Jun 27, 2017
  • Umoja stunned unbeaten Ulinzi Warriors who fielded their former player Eric Mutoro. (SNA: File Photo)

Ulinzi Warriors had their 12-match unbeaten run halted on Sunday from an unlikely opposition as they lost 48-54 to Umoja in the men’s Premier League.

Umoja are on their fourth straight win and have shown interest to remain in the league and have already drafted in Allan Ouma from Co-operative Bank.

They led 31-24 at halftime after winning 15-13 and 16-11 respectively. Ulinzi won the third quarter 13-9 and Umoja the fourth 14-11. Nick Ogol top scored for Umoja with 13 points and Martin Okwako added eight.

Eric Mutoro who joined Ulinzi from Umoja top scored for the soldiers with 18 points.

The soldiers completed their first leg fixtures unbeaten after winning 61-41 over Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) in Mombasa on June 18.

They started the second leg on a high beating United States International University- Africa (USIU-A) 92-55 on Saturday.

Mutoro scored 34 points to lead the fight for Ulinzi who won the first three quarters 28-11, 20-13 and 20-5 respectively.

USIU-A won the fourth quarter 26-24 and had Yoni Wanambiro top score with 17 points.

The students recovered on Sunday to beat Equity Bank 76-68 with Alex Ramazani scoring 29 points and Wanambiro added 16.

Brian Obimbo scored 12 points for Equity who won the first quarter 24-20 but lost 15-16 in the second quarter, 13-22 in the third quarter and 16-18 in the fourth.

KCA-U turn tables on Lions

Kenya College of Accountancy- University (KCA-U) served revenge on Lions to win 63-62 in their second leg fixture.

It was the second win for KCA-U who led by 10 points at halftime after claiming the first quarter 18-11 and the second 15-12.

Lions won the third quarter 20-15 and the fourth 19-15 but ended up soaking in the painful loss by half a basket.

Collins Odhiambo who played for Lions last season led scoring for KCA-U with 14 points and David Omondi added 12.

Harrison Kaudia top scored for Lions with 16 points as Denis Opiyo finished with 14.

In other results, Strathmore University Blades won 54-48 over Trailblazers while Nairobi City Thunder lost 57-79 to KPA in Mombasa. Thunder is missing Griffin Ligare who is injured.

In the women’s Premier League, Angela Akoth scored 31 points as USIU-A came from behind to beat Strathmore University 60-57.

Strathmore led 31-25 at halftime with a big show in the second quarter they won 19-4. USIU-A had taken home the first quarter 21-12 and they regained the lead in the third quarter after winning 23-17 and the fourth 12-9.

Susan Manya scored 17 points for Strathmore and Edna Kola added 12.

On Saturday, USIU-A won 80-32 over Western Delight as Melissa Akinyi and Cylia Atieno scored 23 points each.

The students won 15-7, 19-8, 30-10 and 16-7 in all quarters. Western Delight was on the losing end again as they lost 33-51 to Co-operative Bank on Sunday.

Vivian Atieno scored 14 points for the bankers and Cathy Akinyi scored 12 points for Western Delight.


Saturday: EMYBA 55 Blazers 43, KCA-U 24 Masaku Sparks 62, ANU 20 Egerton University 0, NIBS 20 Egerton University 0, Strathmore University 20 Gladiators 0, JKUAT 58 KDF Morans 63, MKU Thika 66 4-Chist 50, USIU-A 80 Western Delight 32, Blades 54 Trailblazers 48, USIU-A 55 Ulinzi Warriors 92, Strathmore University 55 Barclays Bank 61.

Sunday: KPA 79 Thunder 57, EMYBA 63 Riara University 57, JKUAT 44 ANU 48, Little Prince 50 MKU Thika 44, Co-op Bank 51 Western Delight 33, KDF Morans 36 NIBS 35, USIU-A Flames 60 Strathmore University 57, Lions 62 KCA-U 63, Umoja 54 Ulinzi Warriors 48, Equity Bank 68 USIU-A Tigers 76.