NCAA roundup : Suzzy and Lizzy Dimba

Twin sisters Suzzy and Lizzy Dimba are freshmen at Abilene Christian University, the same University that at one time featured Kenyan stalwarts Peter Kiganya and Alex Aluga among others.

Suzzy Dimba during the 2013-2014 season

Suzzy played in all 30 games during the season. She played 27 minutes again while averaging 11.3 points per game which is a superb number for a freshman and was the fourth highest on the team. But where she excelled was on the defensive side of the court. She recorded an amazing 42 blocks which was by far the highest on the team, for an average of 1.4 bpg. She also recorded 11.9 rebounds per game which was the highest on the team. Her 1.5 steals per game ranked 3rd highest on the team. For those amazing statistics, she was named to the Southlands conference All Defensive team, the only freshman to earn such an accolade.

Suzzy recorded a field goal percentage of 44.1% and a three-points shooting percentage of 34%.She also had 11 double-doubles during the season.  She was named Southlands conference player of the week on Dec 23 and was honorable mention All Southland Conference. She was also named to the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll for her academic achievements.

Lizzy Dimba during the 2013-2014 season

Lizzy appeared in all 30 games and was a starter in 25. She scored 9.8 points per game on an amazing 50.2 % shooting percentage. Her best performance came on Feb. 17 when she scored a career high 21 points on 9-11 shooting  for an 81.8% shooting percentage which was the highest at Abilene Christian since 2010. She averaged 5.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.1 steals per game. She was also named to the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll for her academic achievements.

Background

The twin sisters who both stand at 5″11′ were born in Kenya and moved to Luboock Texas along with their parents Thomas and Hellen Dimba. They attended Coronado high school where they excelled at basketball. and volleyball.


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