Butere humble Kaya Tiwi as Buru Buru power past Kirigara in school games


Butere humble Kaya Tiwi as Buru Buru power past Kirigara in school games
Kaya Tiwi(in green) battle Buru Buru at the national school games in Embu.PHOTO/Kenerickson Njeru/Citizen

In Summary

  • Butere Girls on Wednesday halted Kaya Tiwi's two-year winning streak in girls' basketball after beating the latter 75-64 in a mouth watering contest in the ongoing national secondary school games at Kangaru School.
  • Kaya Tiwi only won the first quarter 20-12 but lost the other three 18-9, 17-13 and 27-23 respectively.

Butere Girls on Wednesday halted Kaya Tiwi’s two-year winning streak in girls’ basketball after beating the latter 75-64 in a mouth watering contest in the ongoing national secondary school games at Kangaru School in Embu.

Kaya Tiwi only won the first quarter 20-12 but lost the other three 18-9, 17-13 and 27-23 respectively.

Butere’s Irene Atieno was picked as the most valuable player with a whopping 45 points against Kaya Tiwi’s Caroline Kamau who scored 18 points, including two three pointers which were the highest of the match.

However, a deviant Tiwi’s assistant coach, Likoko Eusebius,  said it’s not over until they play their last pool match,  adding that “in every game there must be a winner and a loser”.

“We must go back to our basics and rectify the small mistakes so that we conquer Moi Girls, “he said in reference to their next group game.

On his part, joyous Butere girls head coach Odeke Chrispin said he is comfortable with the girls performance, adding that his target is to reach the East Africa School Games later in August.

“Tiwi defeated us back in 2012, so this year we overcame them and that makes our target  higher .We want to reach the East Africa Games. ”

In other matches,  BuruBuru Girls outclassed Eastern champions, Kirigara Girls, 72-33.

In the boys category, Sigalame defeated Dagoretti 55-23 while Meru narrowly won by a half basket  to claim a 69-68 win.

Defending champions Laiser Hill silenced Sigalame Boys with a 76-57 win. The last pool matches will be played at the same time tomorrow(Thursday), with Tiwi taking on Moi Girls at 9am while Butere face Barchard in a pool ‘A’ clash.

In pool ‘B’,  Moi Girls  of North Eastern region will face Kirigara Girls at 2pm while Loretto will battle out with BuruBuruat the same time.

In the boys category, at 10.30 am, in a pool ‘B’  clash, Meru School will face Amira while North Eastern’s Wajir Boys host AghaKhan Academy of Mombasa at the same time.

In pool ‘A’ Dagoretti will play against defending Champions Laiser Hill at 3pm as Alliance host Sigalame Boys.

Collated Results

Basketball Girls results

Buru Buru 72 – 33 Kirigara

Kaya Tiwi 65 – 74 Butere

Boys

Laiser hill 76-57 Sigalame

Kangaru 69-68 AghaKhan academy Mombasa

Sigalame 55-23 Dagoretti.

Handball boys

Nduluni 28-27 Lenana

Kimilili 21-8 Whitehouse

Subunley 12-25 Mangu

Saniak 27-29 Kanyawanga

Girls

St Joseph’s 23-29 Moi girls

Jogoo 29-5 Kutulo

Whitehouse 20-28 Kwathanze

Kahuho 11-30 Sega

Rugby

Miathene Boys 10-10 Alliance

Kakamega 8-7 St Mary’s Yala

Upperhill 61-0 Kangaru

Hockey Boys

St Anthony 1-1 Meru School

Upperhill 3-0 Thika

Girls

Bura 1-0 Tigoi

Moi Girls (Eldoret) 3-0 Nyamira

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