Titans and Sparks smash opponents in weekend matches
The unbeatable University basketball teams, Titans and Sparks crowned their victory in successive matches in the Kenya Universities Sports Association (KUSA) and newly launched National Universities Basketball League (NUBL) games played at Nyayo and University of Nairobi gymnasiums during the first week of February.
The Titans played against Technical University of Kenya in a game that attracted a lot of tension with both teams fighting for the top spot in the fiery battle that saw every hoop attracted an equalizer. Eager for a win, Titans player Thomas Ragen proved his skills in the 11th hour during overtime leveling up the scores to secure a 42:41 victory for the Zetech side. In the outing, Simeon Rabutho emerged the top scorer garnering 18 points for his team.
In another game, Strathmore University Blades fell to a 64-52 loss to the determined Titans Side as Zetech continued its winning streak. The game that saw Deng Garang garner 18 points for his team, built confidence among the gents as they prepare for upcoming games.
To crown their weekend, the victorious Titans defended their championship while triumphing over Catholic University (CUEA) with a 38:15 win. Afraid of their challenge and strength, Umma University withdrew from the game giving the Titans a walkover.
The ladies team, Zetech Sparks, charged by the momentum set by the Titans, showed off their prowess to the Catholic University in a skillful and tactful match that silenced their opponents. With great coordination and giving limited chances to their rivals, the Sparks managed an incredible 67:06 win over CUEA.
Building on their win, the Sparks smashed Machakos University in a tight game characterized by a first quarter that had a lot of runs to score with easy layups and shoots. Full of uncountable steals in the second half, the team converted them into baskets with Jacqueline Kogo famously known as “Lethal Kogo” doing the unbelievable. Together with Naomi Bosibori, they pulled great handling skills on the opponents and managed to garner a deserved 37:10 win.
Celebrating the players for the big wins, Coach Job Munene and Maurice Obilo commented that the squads must remain focused and energized to collect more points in upcoming games.