Kenya ended their Four Nations Challenge Tournament in South African at the Wembley Indoor Stadium, Johannesburg with a 87-64 loss to the host in the ranking matches. After overcoming the host 74-65 earlier in their preliminary encounter, the results ensured the Carey Odhiambo coached side finished last in the five day event.
Kenya started on a lower note and by the end of the first quarter, they were already 20-11 down. They rallied superbly in the second with a strong charge that saw them end it all square at 15-15.
With a mammoth of fans behind the host, the host took a commanding 24-15 advantage in the third quarter before sealing the match 28-23. Earlier in the tournament, Kenya had lost their two opening matches 52-83 to Nigeria and 56-76 to Mozambique respectively.
Nigeria won the event after beating Mozambique 72-64.
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Salim Ali (15) and Tony Abondo (11) were the top performers when Co-operative Bank of Kenya whalloped KAA 61-49 in a premier League match at the Nyayo gymnasium over the weekend. Billy Ongute managed 14 while Luka Lukongo had 11 for KAA who had a slow start before picking up well in the last two quarters.
In other results, Ramazani (30) helped her United States International University team to overcome Mennonites 98-52. The 'Knights' were also 79-58 losers to Blades. Zetech University hit Nairobi Aviation College 68-52.
In the battle of schools, National Women's Champions USIU outwitted Kenyatta University 'Oryx' 90-28 in a one sided match. Sprite Storms whipped Kenya College of Accountancy University 63-14 with Lynet Mukiri contributing 16 and Ndega Aketch 14.