KYISA Games: High-flying Busia sail to basketball semis


KYISA Games: High-flying Busia sail to basketball semis
Busia's prolific scorer Martin Otieno out jumps his opponents before scoring against Turkana on Wednesday during KYISA Games in Busia.

In Summary

  • Busia men basketball team maintained a perfect run at the Kenya Youth Inter-Counties Sports Association (KYISA) Games after beating Turkana 53-34 at Busia County Stadium to qualify for the semi finals

Busia men basketball team maintained a perfect run at the Kenya Youth Inter-Counties Sports Association (KYISA) Games after beating Turkana 145-76 at Busia County Stadium to qualify for the semi finals.

Martin Otieno’s offensive and defensive discipline saw Busia lead 20-8, 32-14, 40-20 and 53-34 in the first, second third  and fourth quarters to confirm their desire of taking the top honours at this year’s event after losing to Kisumu in last year’s finals in Nandi County.

To confirm his agility and understanding of the game, Otieno also emerged the top scorer with 18 points while Seth Masibo and Isaac Mukabane trailed him in second place with eight points apiece. Dominic Elim was the star-man for Turkana with 12 points.

The hosts won their first match on Monday, beating Samburu 64-19 and will meet Pool “B” runners-up in the semis. Pool ‘B’ has Nakuru, Makueni and Siaya. Winners of this pool will meet Turkana who finished second in Pool A.

Busia coach Christine Wabala said they are hoping for a podium finish, noting that their strategy is winning to the end.

Team captain Brian Oduor said the absence of Kisumu is a blessing in disguise and nothing can stop them from winning their first trophy.

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