New Boys, Girls Schools Win Nyanza Basketball Titles
Onjiko School and Ototo are the new boys’ and girls’ basketball champions for secondary schools in Nyanza.
Onjiko, led by the principal, Joseph Were, and his assistant, Gordon Ogutu, dethroned Agoro Sare, while Ototo defeated Bar Chando, as the Nyanza secondary Schools term two games concluded at Asumbi TTC on Saturday.
Onjiko, led by captain Paul Ochieng, Kelvons Onkundi, and Yien Matay, defeated Agoro Sare 82-51 to win their first Nyanza area championship.
Onjiko won the first quarter by a score of 24-7 and the second quarter by a score of 17-10. In the third quarter, Agoro Sare raised its pace but fell 22-19, while Onjiko led 19-15 in the fourth quarter.
Onjiko defeated Maranda School 89-33 in the semifinals, while Agoro Sare defeated Nyanchwa 69-46.
Nyanchwa Boys finished in third place after narrowly defeating Maranda School 61-60.
Ototo School, coached by the school’s principal and a former basketball referee, Clement Nyakinda, defeated Bar Chando 68-35 in their first try to win the championship. Mary Awino led the team in points scored with 26.
“This is something we have been working on for the last three years. It was a good tournament because we were the better side from day one,” Nyakinda said.
In girl’s soccer, Kobala defeated Nyakach Girls 1-0 to win the 2019 championship. In the semifinals, Kobala defeated former champions Jera 1-0, while Nyakach defeated Gekomoni 3-0.
The boys’ soccer final between Kisumu Day and Agoro Sare was shifted from Kanga School to Kisii School due to fears of fan unrest following the violent first semi-final between Kanga School and Agoro Sare.
Also relocated to Kisii School. After extra time, Kisumu Day defeated Gesabakwa 3-2 to get to the finals, while Agoro Sare defeated Kanga School 2-1.
Kisumu Day defeated Ringa Boys 1-0 to reclaim the boy’s championship.
Kisumu Day advanced to the finals after defeating Pe-Hill by a score of 6-0, while Kanga defeated Nduru Boys by a score of 1-0.
Eliakim Obondo’s Nyamira Girls defeated Sinyolo by a score of 2-1 to also retain the championship.
Lorraine Awuor and Amanda Wamalwa scored for Nyamira Girls, while Sinyolo’s Lucy Akinyi responded.
Nyamira Girls defeated Anding’o 4-1 in the semifinals, while Sinyolo defeated Agenga 2-0. Obondo stated that their technique was successful.
“Our plan was to score two goals in the first quarter and it worked. We head back to school to prepare for the nationals,” Obondo said.
Manyatta defeated Rang’ala 30-26 to win the boys’ handball championship, but Kakrao defeated Miranga 28-18.
Manyatta defeated Nyamanga 27-25, and Rang’ala defeated Maseno School 28-27 in the boy’s semifinals.
Debutants Kakrao saw off Masosa 35-16 while Miranga overcame Ndonyo 23-10.
Kobala won the netball championship on their twelfth attempt. In the finals, they defeated the 2019 winners Nyakach Girls 57-32.
Kobala defeated Keberesi 35-12 in the semifinals, while Nyakach defeated Oyugi Ogango 38-30 in the second semifinal.
St Joseph’s Kisumu won the boys’ volleyball championship after defeating Sagegi 3-1 (25-20, 17-25, 25-23, 25-16).
In the first semifinal, the Saints defeated God Bura 3-1, while Sagegi defeated St Paul’s Gekano High from Nyamira 3-0.
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In the girl’s division, debutants Nivah Naliaka-led Nyakongo defeated defending champions Nyakach Girls 3-2 (27-25, 23-25, 25-17, 22-25, 15-8) to win the championship.
Nyakongo defeated Kandiege 3-0, and Nyakach defeated Nyakembene of Kisii County in straight sets.