Sunday, March 19, 2017

Vijana, Savio stay unbeaten

Savio supporters cheeer their team during a

Savio supporters cheeer their team during a past RBA League match in Dar es Salaam. Savio hit Jogoo 123-58 on Friday tomaintain their unbeaten start to the league.  PHOTO | FILE 

By Brown Msyani @TheCitizenTz

Dar es Salaam. Vijana and Savio are the true contenders for RBA League title this year after extending their unbeaten streaks to seven games at the National Indoor Stadium on Friday.

Savio, who are the defending champions, opened the league’s sixth week with a crushing 123-58 win over Jogoo while Vijana ensured they kept pressure on the leaders with 83-60 victory over former champions, Pazi.

The two sides tie on 14 points, but Savio sit at the top courtesy of a superior point differed. They have a point difference of 179 compare to Vijana’s 134. JKT sit third with 10 points having played six games. They have a game in hand and can go to within two points of the leaders.

UDSM Outsiders and Tanzania Prisons occupy the fourth and fifth places tying on 10 points. However, they are on a negative point differences.

In the late match, Pazi started the match brightly and judging from the way they took off, they should have bagged the points at stake.

Pazi, employing their seasoned players, managed to take 18-12 first quarter lead before winning the second quarter 18-15.

Vijana supporters seemed to have lost hope with the way their team was playing, but they had their smiles restored in the third quarter the City Bulls as they fondly known claimed a 34-15 win.

The Bulls did not stop terrorizing their opponents in the fourth quarter as they registered a thumping 22-9 win to seal a memorable comeback.