Former Basketball champions Ulinzi Warriors defeated hosts Eldonets in their return leg in the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) men’s Premier league encounter played at Uasin Gishu High school court.
The soldiers who are seeking to reclaim their title beat debutants Eldonets 68-86 in a competitive encounter as race for title nears.
Despite George Oyoo shooting the highest score in the match with 26 baskets, it was not enough as the soldiers won in the last two quarters with the biggest margin against their hosts.
Eldonets won the opening quarter 22-11 with Oyoo boost Eldonets with 10 points before adding the second win with half a basket of 18-17 as Oyoo dominated the scorers chat.
Using their league experience, Ulinzi returned with the storm, thrashing Eldonets 13-40, the highest score in the whole match before a narrow 14-18 win in the last.
After Oyoo’s encounter, his team mates Tambo Nangoli managed 11 points as Victor Bosire on 22 was the highest scorer for the soldiers while William ochieng managed 17.