•Dumas rolled to a 78-70 victory over former champions Ulinzi Warriors in a storming game that was decided during overtime.
•Kenya Morans' captain Victor Bosire was on fire, unlocking the tie with 29 points.
Equity Bank Dumas hope to continue with their good form when they play the University of Nairobi Terrorists in a Kenya National Basketball League tie at Strathmore University Sports Complex on Saturday.
The bankers, who got their campaign off to a worrying start after losing two of their opening league fixtures, are now on a roll—winning four games in a row—and putting a huge smile on coach Isaac Munyoki’s face.
“Our training is full house and everybody is determined to put that poor start behind us. Our focus now is to keep winning all our games. We are looking forward to a good game,” noted Dumas defensive ace Moses Wanjara.
Dumas rolled to a 78-70 victory over former champions Ulinzi Warriors in a storming game that was decided during overtime. Kenya Morans' captain Victor Bosire was on fire, unlocking the tie with 29 points.
Efforts by Bosire, Moses Wanjara, Ivan Ombiri, Victor Ochieng and Thomas Kioko helped push Equity Bank to fifth place on the table on 10 points. Nairobi City Thunder are tops on 14.
Two more games, among them a women's duel between fourth-placed Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Wolfpacks who have garnered 11 points, and Umoja who are sixth on eight points will be played on Sunday.
On paper, this encounter looks like a balanced affair that could go either way. But AU coach Mike Oluoch is worried about Umoja’s aggressive approach.
“I have only eight players available for selection due to injuries. But it has been a blessing in disguise as the boys have given their best in our two last games. They have stepped up really well and I hope for good results,” said Oluoch.
The women’s match will see Storms play Eugene Genga’s struggling University of Nairobi Dynamites. Storms have won three of their six matches on the card and lie in fourth place with nine points.
The campus girls are in position 10 after winning only one of their five games played. A win for Storms will see them move to second place behind leaders Strathmore University Swords who are on 14.