14 May 2012

KENYA : Kenya Poly falls to FOB in their first NBA match

Kenya Polytechnic lost their first match against Friends of Basketball (F.OB) in the ongoing Nairobi Basketball Association League over the weekend at the Railways Sports Club.
Kenya Poly as they are commonly referred to took a slight lead in the 1st quarter when they hit 9 points against F.O.B's 8 points. They continued with the positive start in the 2nd quarter to increase the margin with 5 points.They went on to take the quarter by 9 points against F.O.B’s 5 points to put the total points at 18 points for the students against their opponents’ 13 points.
It is in the 3rd quarter that Kenya Poly faltered when they were fell by 4 points. F.O.B managed to get 10 points from the quarter while Kenya Poly got 6 points to reduce the advantage that they had by just a single point.
In the final quarter F.O.B came out all guns blazing and dominated the quarter and took home the win after hitting 15 points against Kenya Poly’s 7 to put the final score at 31 – 38.
F.O.B tactician Achega Joseph attributed the win to his sides’ patience,
"we have never played Kenya Poly before so in the 1st and 2nd quarters we were sizing them up and we managed to recover in the 3rd and 4th since we knew how they played. The reaction depended on us and we did so.," said Achega.
Victor Osewe the Kenya Poly coach had a number of reasons for the loss mainly citing lack of experience,
“The current squad is new with a majority of young players and they are still trying to cope with the competition at this level.” He went on further to mention that the students had just resumed from holidays and were still trying to catch up in terms of fitness.

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