STRATHMORE TEAMS DOMINATE KUSA TOURNAMENT
The Strathmore University teams dominated the 4th National KUSA Championships that were held at Moi University Campuses in Eldoret emerging champions in five categories, in a tournament that attracted close to 50 local Universities.
The team finished 5th in the overall standings behind the winners Kenyatta University, hosts Moi University, University of Eldoret and Mount Kenya University.
The Universitys Basketball teams were the superior opponents during the tournament winning all games that included their final games where both Swords and Blades faced opponents from Kenyatta University. Swords, the first to bag a basketball trophy, beat Kisii University 48-19 in their only fixture of the group stages followed by a 45-21 drubbing of Dedan Kimathi in the quarter finals to book a date with African Nazarene university in the semifinals a game that they won with ease at 72-36 with guard Tanya Ogwel bagging 25 points of her teams tally.Swords brushed resistance from KU Oryx in the finals beating them 37-28 powered by Vibean Nyabokes 12 points to emerge as the champions.
Blades also beat KU Pirates 64-46 in the finals, thanks to a powerful combination that saw guard Shilton Ochieng and Hugh Ayara each drill 16 points. In their build-up to the finals, blades beat Dedan Kimathi 61-14, Garissa University 75-12 in the preliminaries to book a quarter final match-up against Nazarene whom they again beat with ease at by a 25-point margin of 46-19, a game that forward Emmanuel Soja had 21 points. The semifinal match pitted them against University of Eldoret winning 63-20 with Shilton Peter and Pascal Nabwana each scoring 17 points.
Gladiators were also the mens hockey champions beating Maseno University 2-0 in an entertaining final through Ben Mawira and Allan Iningu, goals scored in each half of the game. Gladiators recovered well from a shocking loss to University of Eldoret by a solitary goal in their first game to win their next four games, inclusive of the final at 1-0 over Kenyatta University, 3-1 over Dedan Kimathi a game that Emanuel Simiyu scored a double and Ben Mawira added the other. In the semifinals, goal from Hillary Soita and Mawira helped Gladiators trounce KU 2-0 and book a final berth.
The scorpions who are currently in Kampala Uganda representing Kenya in the Africa Cup club Championship used the tournament as a build up to their international commitment and won unbeaten and have qualified for semifinals in Kampala to be played this evening.
Leos also bagged gold after dismissing University Of Eldoret 53-3 in one side finals. Marvin Sumba touched 3 times to help the side trounce the Eldoret side. En route to the finals, Leos walloped MKU 36-5 and 49-0 respectively.
The University football team lost to Technical University in the finals by a solitary goal but whipped Moi University by the same margin courtesy of Issa Oloo in their first game and a 2-0 win over KEMU thanks to goals from Collins Marita and Bill Opariah.
The Karate team emerged second of 16 teams in the discipline while SUs matting Karugu was the second best in the individual category.