IN GULU, UGANDA
Former boys’ basketball champions Upper Hill thrashed Saseta High Green of Uganda 72-29 to inch closer to the semi-finals on Day Three of the Brookside East Africa Secondary School Games.
It was the 2013 champions’ second win of the competition in Pool ‘B’.
The Kenyans completely dominated their opponents in the one-sided encounter at Kaunda Grounds.
Upper Hill took the first quarter 20-5 before extending their dominance in the second quarter winning 18-10 for a 38-15 lead at halftime.
The Ronald Omangi-coached side took the last two quarters 18-8 and 16-5 to secure a comfortable win.
Upper Hill beat Rwanda’s Eteni 59- 49 in their first match.
They play Uganda’s Kibuli Secondary School in their third match on Tuesday.
“We want to keep the same momentum in our next match as this will ensure we secure a place in the knockout stage,” Omangi said.
In girls’ matches, Kenya’s St Brigid’s Kiminini secured a 66-60 win over College Gisenyi of Rwanda in overtime in their second Pool ‘B’ match. The sides were tied 53-all at the end of regulation time, before St Brigid’s reigned supreme in overtime.
In volleyball, boys’ champions Malava Boys beat Wagwa High of Uganda 3-0 sets (28-26,25-15,25-17) in their second Pool ‘B’ match.
It was their first win of the competition after their 3-1 loss to Cheptil on Saturday.
Last year’s losing finalists Cheptil beat Rwanda’s P.S. Karubanda 3-2 sets (25-18,25-29,18-25,26-28,17-15) in a five-set thriller.
Sengera SDA were also straight sets winners over St Joseph’s Kabgayi of Uganda. The Kenyan champions won 26-24, 25-20, 25-19.
In the girls’ matches, Kenya’s Cheptil beat Trust High of Uganda 3-0 sets (25-17, 25-15,25-14), while Soweto threw a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 (25-14,25-20,24-26,23-25,12-15) to Rwandese side St Alloys.
The 2015 winners, G.S. Indagaburezi of Rwanda, also secured a 3-0 sets (25-17, 25-13, 25-9) victory against Mbili Girls.
In sevens rugby, Muhuri Muchiri secured two wins on the first day of action. The debutantes saw off Uganda’s Lango College 26-7, before stunning national champions Menegai Mixed 21-14.
Menengai had beaten Chavakali Boys 3-0 in their first match.
In 15s rugby, champions Kakamega made it three it wins out of three after a 61-0 thrashing of Uganda’s Ntare High.
Bramwell Sifuna starred with six conversions and Brian Kubai touched down twice.
Laiser Hill thrashed Mbarara 60-0 as Namilyango ran out 26-12 winners against Kisubi.
Mwinamo warned that his side is yet to hit top gear as they chase a maiden title.