Thun­der blunt Blades in tight KBF league tie

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports International -

BY DANN O’WERRE/ THUN­DER ex­ploded on Blades win­ning 66-58 in a tight Kenya Bas­ket­ball Fed­er­a­tion premier league clash at Nyayo Na­tional Sta­dium gym­na­sium.

The self sup­port­ing Thun­der who were in Mom­basa last week and got the bet­ter of home side Kenya Ports Au­thor­ity (KPA) at their own back yard faced all sorts of prob­lems from the stu­dents.

At the break, the teams were dead­locked 30-30. Grif­fin Lig­are, the Thun­der spark plug and Kevin Chogo were all over the blunt Blades in the fourth quar­ter as they broke away.

Shem Otieno hit a cru­cial bucket and it was all over for the losers. Lig­are shot 15 points while Chogo and Otino notched 13 each.

Blades had 13 from Peter Shilton and 10 from Amos Aduke. In the women’s match, Sylvia Omolo buried 16 points in­clud­ing her team’s last five down the stretch as she guided Sprite Storms to a closely fought 44-43 tri­umph over Keny­atta Univer­sity’s “Oryx”.

KU who have some close shaves lately since Caleb Osewe took the tac­ti­cal job, had 15 from Di­ana and Beryl Akoth. For­mer na­tional team cap­tain An­gela Luchivya chipped in with eight for the losers. In the lower divi­sion matches up­beat Umoja beat Jomo Keny­atta Univer­sity of Agri­cul­ture and Tech­nol­ogy ( JKUAT ) 58-53 in a bal­anced en­counter.

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Lenox Wanje of KPA shields the ball against Daniel Omondi of USIU dur­ing their Kenya Bas­ket­ball League match at Up­per Hill School, Nairobi on 10 Septem­ber 2016.

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