Equity Hawks end Strathmore’s unbeaten run


Equity Hawks end Strathmore's unbeaten run
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 ended Strathmore's unbeaten run as they thrashed the Madaraka based ladies 54-46 in a Kenya Basketball federation match at the Nyayo Gymnasium on Sunday.
  • Strathmore punched the bankers 13-12 in the first period before Equity found their spur in the second period and struck Strathmore 14-10 in the before whipping Strathmore 15-14 and 13-9 in the third and fourth period successively.

Equity Hawks ended Strathmore’s unbeaten run as they thrashed the Madaraka based ladies 54-46 in a Kenya Basketball Federation match at the Nyayo Gymnasium on Sunday.

Strathmore punched the bankers 13-12 in the first period before Equity found their spur in the second period and struck Strathmore 14-10 before whipping Strathmore 15-14 and 13-9 in the third and fourth period successively.

The bankers’ coach -David Maina- was a blissful man after managing to slit Strathmore’s unbeaten run. They seem to be his flanking threat in the target of retaining the championship.

“My girls showed a good game today, it was not an easy match because Strathmore was unbeaten, now we have lost one match each but we top the table because we lost our match in Mombasa with only one point,” said Maina. 

Maina is now eying at finishing top at the end of the first leg so as to launch the second leg on a high mark.  

Conversely, Strathmore head coach Ronnie Owino accepted the forfeiture citing that they were combatting against one of the strongest sides who is the defending champions, ultimately with more experienced players.

“It was a tough match for me today because I was battling against a stronger side, but I am aiming at perfecting my team from the mistake that cost us today in order to deliver positive performance in our next matches and entertain our fans every time they grace the court.”

Owino is eying the finals after falling in the semis last season.

“Despite having inexperienced players my main aim is to set foot in the final this year; that will be my joy because I believe we have the potential to do so, but now I want to focus on getting good results in the coming matches to realize the dream”.

Strathmore is set to battle against KPA in the next match this weekend.  

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