Strathmore, KU to face off in battle for supremacy
Strathmore and Kenyatta University to face off in a potentially explosive basketball finals at the national university championships in Nairobi
Chuka University's Brenda Okech (Blue) attacks the ball against blocks of Kisii University's Moureen Kasina (Red, R) and Caren Chemtai (Red, L).
Strathmore University will battle for basketball title with hosts Kenyatta University when they meet in the finals of the Kenya Universities Sports Association national playoffs set for Sunday, April 21.
To swing to the finals, Strathmore eliminated United States International University- Africa with a 51-33 beating, whereas KU edged University of Nairobi Dynamites 38-43 in the second semis.
The men’s semi-finals will pit teams from the same conference as Strathmore and Africa Nazarene (Nairobi South Conference) lock horns in one semis and KU invite Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in the second.
In volleyball, Strathmore University and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology men and women’s volleyball teams cruise to the semi-finals of
Josp Barasa-coached Strathmore sides romped to the penultimate round as the pool leaders on unbeaten runs as JKUAT finished second in both the men and women’s category.
Strathmore Jaguars (men) won all their preliminary ties against Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-13). They beat Meru University 3-1 (20-25, 25-9, 25-19, 25-20), they beat Kisii University and JKUAT (also known as Idiots) in straight sets of 19-25, 15-25, 21-25, and 25-14, 25-17, 25-13 respectively.
Jaguars meet St. Paul’s University in the semi-finals, while JKUAT Idiots face-off with pool ‘B’ leaders the University of Nairobi Beez. To cruise to the semis, UoN Beez thwarted efforts by St. Paul’s University, journeymen Pwani, Kisii and Moi universities all in straight sets.St. Paul’s were second in the group.
In the women’s category, Strathmore Panthers too led pool ‘A’ after victories against JKUAT Volleycats 3-1 (19-25, 25-15, 25-20, 25-18), they beat Pwani University 0-3 (15-25, 11-25, 12-25), defeated Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-20) and outsmarted Embu University in straight sets of 9-25, 14-25, 10-25. JKUAT Volleycats finished second to swing to the semis.
The sides-Panthers and Volleycats wait for the final pool ‘B’ preliminary game between UoN Vixens and hosts Kenyatta University Sparrows on Sunday morning. Both Sparrows and Vixens are unbeaten in the pool hence Strathmore will face the winners of this tie