Ulinzi sink Lakeside to win KBF regular season

Ulinzi sink Lakeside to win KBF regular season

  • The Warriors started slowly, losing 11-14 in the first quarter but came out guns blazing in the second, the soldiers winning 26-18 going to take a 37-32 halftime advantage

Ulinzi Warriors topped Lakeside 80-70 as they capped a superb regular season in winning fashion at the Nyayo Gymnasium on Sunday. They will enter the playoffs as winners of the regular season and with an impressive 20-2 record 

The Warriors started slowly, losing 11-14 in the first quarter but came out guns blazing in the second, the soldiers winning 26-18 going to take a 37-32 halftime advantage.

Lakeside again fought back to win 18-15 the third quarter before the homeside pulled away with a 28-20 fourth quarter performance.

Ulinzi head coach William Balozi says they could not afford to underrate lakeside.

“They defeated us in the first leg and we couldn’t take the game lightly. We really pushed as we wanted to finish at the top of the table as we look forward to the playoffs and BAL Games,” Balozi said.

Team captain Eric Mutoro said they were made to work for their win.

“Kisumu came out strong but I am glad we won and topped the table. Looking forward to defending the title as we head to playoffs,” Mutioro said.

Lakeside had lost 58-68 to Equity Bank on Saturday while Ulinzi had defeated EMYBA 58-34.

Lakeside have now played 21 matches winning eight and losing 13 and have 29 points and will be playing their last match next weekend against EMYBA in Kisumu.

In another match Thunder finished their regular league matches on high note defeating KCA University 62-35 at Nyayo Gymnasium.

Thunder dominated all the quarters winning 11-08, 17-07, 17-08 and 17-12.

Thunder have finished the regular league with 35 points having won 13 matches and losing nine and are fourth on the log.

Weekend Results

Ulinzi 58-34 EMYBA

Equity 68-58 Lakeside

Ulinzi 80-70 Lakeside

Thunder 62-35 KCA U