17 April 2014

KENYA : KPA miss out on Basketball Easter bonanza

Kenya Ports Authority, KPA, men and ladies basketball teams are likely to continue enjoying early leadership in their respective leagues despite missing in action over the Easter weekend.
The ladies have maximum six points having won all their three opening fixtures. They beat NYTA-Shimba 68-37 on day one and followed up with 54-43 and 88-24 wins over varisty sides Strathmore and Kenyatta last weekend.
Their male counterparts top the men's premier league with five points from two wins and one loss. KPA men's team beat Kenya Airports Authority, KAA, 96-63 and Thunder 76-64. Their only loss was against Strathmore University going down 96-98.
Apart from the two Coastal sides, the other teams in both leagues have so far played either one or two matches.
The weekend's main highlight will be a late Sunday tie pitting men's defending champions Co-operative Bank against Strathmore University. The bankers won their first match 47-44 against Thunder and will be out for the second win.
Strathmore had a closing minutes victory over KPA last weekend and will be hoping to turn the tables against the champions. Both teams played in the pre-season tournament final last month with the bankers winning 34-32.
Up against old club
Co-op Bank’s backcourt signing David Ogolla will come up against his old club after crossing over in pre-season. Dunking specialist Nicholas Anyang, signed from Nakuru Club, is also expected to feature alongside the likes of Toni Abondo, captain Brian Busu and point guard Salim Ali.
Strathmore still has depth with prolific Emmanuel Soja leading their fight.
University of Nairobi's Terrorist has an opportunity of making it two wins in a row when they play Blazers on Sunday. The students stunned Lions last weekend and will be all fired up against a team that lost their opener 57-76 to KAA.
KAA will have a date with fellow newcomers Equity Bank on Sunday and both teams have won one match and lost one each.
Kenyatta University Pirates, the other new team host Nakuru Club. Pirates lost their dependable player Gilbert Obiero to division one side Umoja and tasted defeat in their debut last weekend falling 41-53 to Nairobi Aviation College.
Collins Wekesa, who scored eight baskets against Aviation, could be the main player for the students as they chase their first win.
A weakened Eagle Wings has a seemingly easy match against Mennonites on Sunday in the women's premier league. In their opener, they escaped narrowly with a 49-48 win over Safe Spaces.
Sprite Storms play their second match of the season against Co-operative Bank with both teams tied at one win each.
Co-op Bank has tightened its backcourt with the signing of point guard Grace Wanjiku from Strathmore and will come up against Storms’ aggressive frontcourt led by Susan Akinyi.
Safe Spaces play against Kenyatta University Oryx while Strathmore Blades faceoff with Mennonite.
Ulinzi Blades will be hoping to bounce back from their first match loss with a win against Kenya College of Accountancy- University, KCA-U.
KBF Weekend fixtures
Saturday: Eldonets vs Zetech College (Eldoret, 10am), Lakeside vs Baraka X-Treme (Kisumu, 11am), Parklands Baptist vs JKUAT (World Hope, 9am), Umoja vs Little Prince (10:30am), Trailblazers vs Dankid Academy (12pm), Barclays Bank vs World Hope (1:30pm), Mennonite vs Strathmore University (Nyayo gymnasium, 9am), Safe Spaces vs KU Oryx (10:30am), Mennonite vs Strathmore Blades (12pm), Co-op Bank vs Sprite Storms (2pm), KU Pirates vs Nakuru Club (4pm).
Sunday: Lakeside vs Zetech College (Kisumu, 10am), MKU Kakamega vs Baraka X-Treme (Kakamega, 9am), Ulinzi Blades vs KCA-U (Nyayo gymnasium, 9am), Mennonite vs Eagle Wings (10:30am), KAA vs Equity Bank (12pm), Terror vs Blazers (2pm), Co-op Bank vs Strathmore University (4pm).

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