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Zone Five Championship: Kenya Drops 97 To Stun Egypt

Thursday, June 27
Women
*Rwanda 80-92 Kenya
*Egypt 64-55 Uganda

Men
*Rwanda 97-43 Tanzania
*Egypt 79-97 Kenya

Kenya Morans are on the brink of reaching the inaugural AFROCAN after a convincing but shocking victory against favourites Egypt at the ongoing FIBA Africa Zone V Championship.

Kenya won 97-79 in a pulsating affair played at the Indoor Arena in Lugogo, Kampala.

Egypt led 21-19 after the first quarter but Cliff Owour’s charges fought back to win the second quarter 27-14 and take a 11 point lead at halftime.

Kenya who received support from a huge Uganda crowd, defended well and executed accordingly at offense. They won the third quarter 30-23 before holding on to win an 18 point game.

Tyler (9) set the tone for the Morans. FUBA

Denmark based Tyler Ongwae Okari led the way with a game high 29 points and added 11 rebounds. Erich Reuben and Griffin Ligare managed 21 and 19 points respectively for the Morans.

Ronald Gundo was another good performer, shot 6-6 from the field to tally 12 points for Kenya.

Centre Moustafa Mohamed Elmekawi contributed 23 points and 11 rebounds while Ahmed Azab added 15 points in a losing effort.

Kenya shot 33/67 from the field and were 80% from the line, out rebounded Egypt 57-49 in a powerful performance.

Action resumes on Saturday. Friday is a rest day.

The Morans. FUBA

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