KBF: Week 8 Recap

KBF: Week 8 Recap

NAIROBI — Aside from Friday’s fourth quarter in the game between Lions and Ulinzi Warriors which Ben Oluoch and Lewis Muya nearly willed Lions to the win – Lions have been poor. With their experienced signings they still have a chance to make a mark, but after dropping back-to-back game early on, the former champions need a win to right the ship.

Veteran Oluoch put on a show, though he looked rusty his turn-around move with 2:15 to play in the last quarter to put Lions up by 3 points was reminiscent of vintage Oluoch. But he couldn’t save the Lions in the last minute as they fell 60-62 to the defending champions.

Equity Bank were sloppy against Trailblazers but still got away with a 58-49 win, Equity ended the weekend on a high when they beat Strathmore 66-55 on Sunday.

The Strathmore Blades spent the first three quarters against Co-op Bank Spartans well in control, opening up a 9-point lead at half time. Up 66-63 entering the fourth quarter, perhaps Blades looked ahead a little too early, Blades fell into utter disarray at both ends. Blades held relatively steady in the last quarter and pushed the lead to 66-74 but that was the last moment in which they had any control. James Mwangi sparked a run followed by Brian Busu with a basket and a foul to start a game-closing 10-4 run. Spartans took the lead and did not look back on their way to a 84-80 win.

The Co-op Bank Kingdom Queens defeated hot favourites Equity Bank Hawks 69-68 in a game that was a tale of 2 halves. After Equity Bank led 12-5 at the end of the first quarter, it looked like a another routine win for the Hawks but Co-op Bank fought back to tie the game 19-19 at the half time break. Equity won the third quarter 17-12 but struggled late in the last quarter as the Queens comeback paid off sending the game to OT.

Strathmore University Swords got a 20-00 win over Eagle Wings who failed to show up.

The Zetech University Titans dismantled Umoja – in a hurry behind a good team effort. Titans won 52-44 at Upperhill High School.
Strathmore Swords 2 registered their second win in a row with a 62-12 thrashing of KCA-University.
Riara University Bucks took a commanding 31-16 half time lead against Baraka Xtreme but then everything came crumbling down in the third quarter, and Baraka Xtreme rallied behind Amos Wachira  outscoring Bucks 22-4 and came back for a 53-47  victory.
KDF Morans piled more misery on Don Bosco with a 45-38 win.






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