KAA cry foul as Equity clinch series

KAA cry foul as Equity clinch series

KAA cry foul as Equity clinch series

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Kenya Airport Authority (KAA) head coach Erick Mabwa decried ‘skewed’ officiating in a game that his side missed close to thirteen points from the line to lose out the second round series 3-1 to debutants Equity Bank who won the tensed game 72-79 to join the top basketball tie.

Equity Bank who had a thirst for the series’ victory won the first quarter 15-24 capitalizing on KAA’s slow start of the game. The second quarter was evenly contested with both sides exchanging sixteen points to wrap up the first half 31-40.

Equity were on the receiving end  in the third quarter soaking in twenty points whose reply were twelve reducing their lead to half a basket at the end of the quarter.

The final quarter was marked by narrow exchange of leads that created tension on both sides of the floor but Equity composure and their ability to knock down points from the free throw line proved to be the difference between the sides as they won 21-27 to book a finals date with Blades,another team in their division1 debut.

Speaking after the game, coach Mabwa felt “cheated with several calls” by the referee that he feels proved vital in being the difference in the game. “My guys and I are disappointed because we feel we could and actually should have won had some calls been made correctly. It’s a hard loss to take considering how hard my players have worked,” said a furious Mabwa.

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