• The students steadily clawed back in the third stanza to tie the duel 10-10 before falling hard 23-13 in the last quarter.
• The Wolfpacks were led by Justin Opiyo who managed to score 13 points while Paul Raburu collected another 11.
Ulinzi Warriors coach Bernard Mufutu is impressed by his team's improved aggression but remains worried about their turnovers.
Speaking after the soldiers' 66-51 win over Africa Nazarene University (ANU) at their Langata Sports Complex, Mufutu said they will go one step at a time to improve the squad.
"We still got a lot of turnovers off poor decision making which in my view is hurting our game," said Mufutu.
He went on, "But on the other hand, our aggression was a little bit better than all the previous matches we played."
He said ANU are a big team in terms of size and this was a huge factor in terms of forcing errors on his side. The soldiers got off to a slow start, leading 15-12 in the first quarter before maintaining an 18-16 cushion in the second.
The students steadily clawed back in the third stanza to tie the duel 10-10 before falling back 23-13 in the last quarter. William Ochieng shot the opening six points, Eric Mutoro fired 27 while Oscar Sudi provided 12 for the winners.
Mike Oluoch, ANU's tactician said his boys failed to stick to his instructions. "We played badly, had a poor defence, too many turnovers, and we did not play according to the script. They also didn't settle in the game at all," he noted.
The Wolfpacks were led by Justin Opiyo who managed 13 points while Paul Raburu collected another 11. Ulinzi relinquished their top placing to Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) who won their two away fixtures over the weekend.
Both teams are tied on 13 points from seven games but the dockers have a better goal aggregate, having beaten their rivals.
Surprise package ANU, who produced their best results stunning KPA in Nairobi, are in third place with 12 points.