Eq­uity Bank re­cover to stop Strath­more

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports Local -

Eq­uity Bank re­cov­ered to hit Strath­more Univer­sity 86-75 in a fiercely con­tested Pre­mier League tie at Up­per Hill School courts.

The bankers, who suf­fered hu­mil­i­at­ing 107-52 de­feat at the hands of reign­ing cham­pi­ons Ulinzi War­riors the pre­vi­ous day, were down 27-22 at the breather but pulled away su­perbly to lock the duel 68-68 in reg­u­lar time. The win­ners out-scored their ri­vals 20-17 in the last quar­ter with Ian Wachiye play­ing a key role.

A costly de­fen­sive blun­der by his play­ers in the dy­ing sec­onds cost coach Tony Ochieng dearly. In the women fix­tures, Strath­more Univer­sity threw ev­ery­thing at the newly crowned Zone Five cham­pi­ons KPA but in the end, the stu­dents pre­vailed 37-27 in a low-scor­ing show.

Eq­uity Bank ‘Hawks’ showed class as they flew all over Masaku Sparks, hit­ting them 69-35 in an­other women’s match up that got off well be­fore the tide changed in favour of the vic­tors.

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