Sunday, February 24, 2013

Malezi School are District Champions

Zack Okong'o received trophy

Coach Nico, Captain Zack and teacher Nickson
The Lang’ata District has crowned Malezi School as this year’s district champions this weekend at the AMREF training facility and it was memorable. The game was as intense as a world championship-boxing bout with both teams going head to head for the title and the opportunity to represent their district at the County level.

Sunshine Academy came out the gates with a full engine of steam, going up quickly 04-00 against the favourites: Malezi High School. But that was brought to a halt, when coach Nick, of the Malezi team, called a time-out and substituted Eddy Amos, a freshman, in the game to facilitate the Box & 1 defense to contain Sunshine’s Churchil Otieno (11). 

With the treat contained the Malezi team took back the momentum and erupted taking the lead. Going on a 13-point run the Malezi boys ended the half 24-11, with rejuvenated confidence and focus.

The second half, as the fans would confer, was the ‘Malezi Show’, with John Madol (7) taking command of the charge. The team rallied behind their newfound leader, overcoming the loss of injured captain Zack Okong’o, and finished the game in championship style.

Leading Scorers:
Lual Mathiang           19-points, 15-rebounds, 3-steals
Fred Odhiambo         16-points, 16-rebounds, 5-blocks
John Madol               10-points, 5-assissts, 5-rebounds, 6-steals

The medals, trophy and certificates were awarded to the best team, Malezi High School, in the Lang’ata district and were honored to represent the District in the County tournament.

All is well that ends well, but for the Malezi team it is only the beginning.


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