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Thunder rock Lakeside in basketball tie

Sunday October 7 2018

Thunder's point guard Griffin Ligare dribbles the ball during their men's Kenya Basketball Federation Premier league match against Equity Bank at USIU outdoor courts on August 25, 2018. PHOTO | KANYIRI WAHITO |

Thunder's point guard Griffin Ligare dribbles the ball during their men's Kenya Basketball Federation Premier league match against Equity Bank at USIU outdoor courts on August 25, 2018. PHOTO | KANYIRI WAHITO |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

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Shooting guard Griffins Ligare scored 15 points to help Thunder rock Lakeside 47-33 in their entertaining men's basketball Premier League return leg match at USIU-A outdoor court on Sunday.

Thunder, who enhanced their chances of finishing in third position to qualify for the play-offs, had a poor start which saw confident newcomers Lakeside lead 14-6 at end of first quarter.

Speedy Basil Ogembo's hard work saw Lakeside keep pressure to take a deserved 23-17 half-time lead.

Forward Kevin Chogo, who scored 13 points, teamed with guard Ligare as Thunder hit the target at the right time to outscore Lakeside in identical 15-6 scores in the last two quarters to grab the two crucial points.

In another men's Premier League match, Equity Bank defeated hosts USIU-A Tigers 53-51. Equity were down 20-26 at half-time.

Kenya College of Accountancy revived their play-off hopes when they beat World Hope 45-42.

Strathmore University Swords registered an emphatic 49-29 win over Eagle Wings in their women's Premier League tie. Swords led 18-17 at the breather, with Joy Nekesa scoring a game high 11 points.

Zetech University easily defeated hosts USIU-A Flames 54-27 in another women's top league tie after leading 28-15 at the break.

In the lower tier league matches at the same venue, Upper Hill School beat JKUAT 61-55, Blazers defeated Neosasa 79-69, Riara University clobbered Baobab 57-46, while Little Prince won 57-30 against Nebulas Kakamega.

Pirates fought hard to punish Barclays Bank 57-53, ANY went down fighting 47-49 to Zetech University, while Upper Hill School beat Woodley Knights 79-61.

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