Equity hang on to see off UON in KBF league


Equity hang on to see off UON in KBF league
Equity men's basketball team during a time break. (PHOTO/Dan Ogega)

In Summary

  • Equity Bank held off a fourth quarter charge from UON Terror to prevail 77-56 in their Kenya Basketball Federation KBF men's league at the Nyayo Stadium on Sunday afternoon
  • Equity staged a bright start to the game outscoring Terror 25-12 in the first quarter but failed to replicate that form in the second quarter as they settled for 16-16 stalemate to take a 41-28 lead into the breather

Equity Bank held off a fourth quarter charge from UON Terror to prevail 77-56 in their Kenya Basketball Federation KBF men’s league at the Nyayo Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Equity staged a bright start to the game outscoring Terror 25-12 in the first quarter but failed to replicate that form in the second quarter as they settled for 16-16 stalemate to take a 41-28 lead into the breather.

They discovered their shooting form the third quarter edging their opponents 22-11 before losing the fourth 14-19 thanks to a last ditch attempt by the hosts to stage a comeback.

However, it’s their excellent defense and perimeter shooting in the fourth quarter that helped them prevail as the hosts went toe-to-toe with them.

Equity coach David Maina lauded his charges for an encouraging start, while insisting that they will work on their transition.

“It’s a great start to our season and thanks to our opponents for giving us a run for our money especially in the closing stages of the game.

“This result will give us an opportunity to work on the weaknesses we realized today.”

His opposite number Eugene Kalman hinted his side will have to work on their start to games, defense and three-point shooting.

“We played against an elite side in our league and the boys gave their best.

“We will work in our transition, defense and shooting because those are yeh areas where we conceded many points.”

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