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Prisons win round six of national volleyball league

Monday, June 27th, 2022 01:13 | By
Kenya Prisons team tackles that of KPA during round six of the national volleyball league yesterday at Nyayo Stadium. PD/david ndolo

National men’s volleyball league leaders Kenya Ports Authority got a surprising dose yesterday after a shocking 0-3 loss against Kenya Prisons at the outdoor arena in Nyayo Stadium. 

Though the scores (22-25/20-25/20-25) were close, it was the most significant result in round six of the action with the Dockers losing their first match this year. 

However, Sammy Mulinge’s men still maintain the top spot with 30 points off 12 matches played. 

Prisons were defiant and aggressive with destructive play, especially in the middle part. Their serving and blocking were impressive even though the opponents had their moments with the ball. 

GSU recovered from their Saturday loss to league leaders KPA to beat sixth-placed Trail Blazers 3-1. Blazers had previously beaten Vihiga 3-0. 

In the five-setter match, Blazers took the opening set with a 25-20 score in the closely fought encounter that saw results swing on both ends. 

However, in the second set, they slackened allowing GSU to come back heavy on two accounts with a 25-19 score in the bag. The third set which was fairly close saw the Police take it home on a 25-22 score. 

Big serves by Captain Willy Lang’at worked well for the GSU. The tide swiftly changed with Blazers taking the competitive run on the court. The decider saw GSU pull a 15-11 score for the clincher. 

Three-point disadvantage

The General Service Unit are firmly on second with a three-point disadvantage over leaders KPA albeit with a match in hand. GSU have picked two wins and a loss this weekend and the defending champions still have a chance of reclaiming their title. 

Meanwhile, the ladies’ basketball league defending Champions Kenya Ports Authority thrashed African Nazarene University at the Nyayo Stadium Gymnasium in a convincing 78-26 score.  

New signing Jemimah Knight weighed in with 18 points of her own which included a double three pointer and a pair of rebounds. 

KPA ran the floor and utilized their spaces well to torment the opponents. 

The Dockers frustrated the home team especially on the final quarter with exceptional defending to deny Nazarene chances to score. The hosts looked tired and submissive with no gas left particularly since they had no players to rotate as is expected. 

In men’s Division, Nairobi City Thunder survived a scare in the last minutes against Equity Bank Dumas but succeeded in winning the duel 64-61. Thunder seemed in control after the second quarter but some tactical changes by the Bankers put them under pressure.   

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