Equity Hawks demolish ANU to tighten league lead


Equity Hawks demolish ANU to tighten league lead
Samba Mjomba (L) of Equity Bank challenges Annerose Mandela of KPA during the Kenya Basketball Federation Premier League play-offs finals at the KPA Makande GYM in Mombasa on February 24, 2018. KPA won 74-49 to be crowned the champions. Photo/Sportpicha.

In Summary

  • Equity Hawks shattered ANU 92-52 in a fetching Kenya Basketball federation match on Sunday at the Nyayo Stadium Gymnasium in Nairobi.
  • Head coach David Maina was not fascinated with the showdown his players displayed despite winning the match with a great sideline.

Equity Hawks shattered ANU 92-52 in a fetching Kenya Basketball federation match on Sunday at the Nyayo Stadium Gymnasium in Nairobi.

The bankers dictated the quarters thumping ANU 13-11 in a buoyant first quarter before humiliating them 34-10 in the second quarter and trumping 16-11 and 29-20 in the third and the fourth quarter sequentially.

Equity, who are currently on top of the league, stretched their lead after the second placed Strathmore went down to KPA after slumping to 59-39 loss on Saturday (15)

Head coach David Maina was not fascinated with the showdown his players displayed despite winning the match with a great sideline.

“Although we won the match my players have been having this vice of judging an upcoming match and giving less effort when battling a lesser side of which it is not a good idea, because we have fans who want to enjoy the game,” said Maina.

Equity Coach is now eyeing on lessening their slip-ups so as to garner more points and wins when they lift-off the second leg in two-week time.

“Our main aim now is to approach the second leg with an enhanced team than the first leg which we played 11 games won 10 and lost one. Our primary goal is to stay at the top of the league which means we have to win the succeeding matches.”

Equally, ANU coach Mike Oluoch, conceived the defeat citing that his players lost hope after Equity took the lead the in wee minutes of the first period, considering that they were clashing the reigning Champions.

“We started the game quite well taking an early lead, but immediately the bankers levelled the lead and added some more points my girls gave up and played with a low spirit,” Said Oluoch

However, Oluoch noted that they have learnt a lot from today’s game and promised to make improvement to fashion a superior team.

 

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