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 1. KPA 18-1 
 2. Ulinzi 15-5 
 3. Thunder 13-7 
 4. Blades 12-8 
 5. Equity Bank 11-9 
 6. KCA U 11-9 
 7. Umoja 10-10 
 8. USIU 8-12 
 9. Lakerside 5-15 
 10. World Hope 4-16 
 11. Trail Blazers 2-16 


Blades slay Co-op, close in on play-offs - Sep 3, 2017

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Strathmore University-sponsored Blades moved closer to qualifying for Kenya Basketball Federation men's Premier League play-offs after collecting two crucial points at the weekend. Blades, coached by Tonny Ochieng, laboured to upset former champions Co-op Bank 45-44 in a return leg match characterised by low scores on Sunday. Blades have now enhanced their chances of making the six-team play-offs, climbing to third from seventh in the table of standings with 27 points. The university students, who missed last year's play-offs by a whisker, have so far won 12 matches and lost three. Co-op Bank, who nevertheless remain second in the league with 28 points despite losing their fourth match of the season, had beaten Blades in the first leg. But on Sunday, Co-op Bank totally collapsed as Blades turned the heat on them from the word go. Blades raced to a 16-6 first quarter lead, thanks to their points-hungry forwards Fidel Okoth who scored seven points, Shilton Ochieng and Deril Omondi. Co-op Bank's efforts to get back into the game flopped miserably as Blades, who had also beaten Lions 67-55 before the competition took a two-week break, led 29-17 at the break. And Blades continued to make Co-op Bank look ordinary with a 45-33 run in the last quarter. The bankers regrouped to threaten the students, with shooting guard Titus Musembi firing in two three-pointers in a row that prompted Blades coach Ochieng to call his last time-out to salvage the situation. The bankers gained confidence, cutting Blades' lead to half a basket at 44-45 with nine seconds to go. It soon became anybody's game. However, the clock did not favour Co-op Bank, with referees Justus Akhwesa and Eric Omondi blowing the final whistle, prompting wild celebrations' from Blades after the dramatic 45-44 victory. Blades coach Ochieng said: 'We played well, opening a 10- point gap against our opponents but turnovers due to pressure nearly cost us victory.'' Co-op Bank coach Carey Oketch said: 'We played poorly and it was a bad day for us. Blades deserved to win.'' Leaders Ulinzi Warriors, on 31 points, Umoja, champions KPA, Equity Bank and USIU-A Tigers are among the top contenders to qualify for the play-offs. Equity Bank made bright their chances of finishing sixth when they clobbered Trailblazers 80-48. The motivating result saw Equity Bank increase their points tally to 24 from seven wins and 10 loses. Trailblazers, who have won only four matches and lost 13, will require a miracle to win all their remaining five matches to sail into the play-offs. Trailblazers a lie a distant ninth with 21 points.
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