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Razor-sharp Strathmore Blades chop USIU-A

Strathmore Blades dominated from start to the end as they over-ran Unites States International University – Africa (USIU-A) 80-57 in a Kenya basketball Federation men’s Premier League match at the Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday.


The win saw Blades complete a double over USIU-A this season after beating their opponents in the first leg in May.


Blades used their key player, Joseph Ongoro early enough to do the damage. He set off the tempo with two straight three-point shots and a basket for 8-0. Ongoro finished the quarter with 15 points, 71 percent of his team’s total score in the 21-18 win.


Blades, who won the second quarter 19-14 to lead 40-32 at halftime came out stronger in third quarter with a 26-8 win but lost the fourth 14-17. Ongoro, who shot 69 percent at the three-point line, top-scored for Blades with 26 points while Kevin Kigotho had 14 points for USIU-A.


Blades scored 33 points from the three-point line and 19 from the free-throw line while USIU-A had six points off the three-point line and eight from free shots.