The 2009 edition of the Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) finally kicked off at Kangaru High (Eastern Province) in Embu yesterday. As always, the B Ball courts is where all the hot action was and what a sizzling event it was.
Nairobi reps St. Austin’s kicked off their 2009 campaign by thrashing Central’s reps Nyeri High 78-58. Nairobi Final Four MVP Kevin Omide got the tournament’s first triple double when he netted 31 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists.
In Group B matches, Rift reps Laiser Hill Academy obliterated the host province’s team, Meru School, 121 – 22! Vincent Maina was the highest scorer for Laiser Hill netting a low 21 points. Defending champions Maseno (Nyanza), got off to a rocky start in the tournament’s biggest upset so far, going down to lowly ranked Kamusinga (Western) 64-75.
However, the day’s biggest shocker was Shimba Girls’ (Coast) basketball team thumping Manor House (Rift) 123-9. Other scores were St. Angela 117 – Wajir 0. Obviously, there’s a very huge talent gap in girls’ basketball that KSSSA needs to fill in.
Friends Kamusinga (Western) 9 – Masii (Eastern) 0
Kisumu Day (Nyanza) 6 – Changez (Nairobi) 0
Lwak Girls (Nyanza) 2 – Kisau (Eastern) 0
Itigo (Rift) 0 – St. Cecilia (Western) 0
Hillcrest (Nairobi) 1 – Kiundwani (Eastern) 0
The next generation of the Collins Injera’s, Benjanim Kayange’s and Innocent Simiyu’s go on display from tomorrow.
Maseno v/s Shimba
Kamusinga v/s Wajir
Nyeri High v/s Meru High
Laiser Hill v/s St. Austin’s
Bush v/s Tigoi
Raliew v/s Lang’ata
St. Angela v/s Shimba
Itigo v/s Wajir