Equity, KPA through to National Basketball League play-offs

Equity, KPA through to National Basketball League play-offs

Equity will face off with a tricky Zetech Sparks in the semis. Zetech easily saw off former Champions Eagle Wings 2-0 to set up a clash against the bankers.

Equity in previous action

The semi-final roster for the Kenya National Basketball Federation Premier League was completed over the weekend when the quarter-finals wrapped up with no major casualties. Both of last season’s finalists, champions Equity Hawks and Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) progressed to the semis.

Equity progressed to the last four and remained on course to defend their title after seeing off Africa Nazarene University in a 2-0 clean sweep in the best of three series. Hawks, powered by Belinda Akoth’s 14 points beat ANU 66-33 in Game Three on Sunday.

“It was tougher than game one because ANU came with a determination to push us to the edge, but I am happy with my girls because we sustained the pressure well. Now our focus is on the semis and we want to close out the series early,” said David Maina, the Hawks coach.

Equity will face off with a tricky Zetech Sparks in the semis. Zetech easily saw off former Champions Eagle Wings 2-0 to set up a clash against the bankers.

Meanwhile, Storms also progressed with a clean sweep of 2-0 against Nairobi University’s Dynamites and will face off with last season’s losing finalists Kenya Ports Authority, in what promises to be a tough duel.

In a controversial Game Two, Storms beat Dynamites 75-59 to sail through. The last quarter almost turned out to be a shouting march over the final three minutes as Dynamites were awarded five points on the board out of nowhere, but still, it wasn’t enough to stop Storms from the semis.

Kenya Lionesses point guard Jemimmah Omondi starred for Storms clinching 25 points while Ashley Minayo had 19 as they showed intent and purpose.

“Credit to UoN and coach Kent because they have done a very good job with the girls. It wasn’t an easy game for us but I am glad we made it through. Now we need to focus on the semis which is an even tougher assignment,” said Abel Nson, the Storms coach.

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