KCA rally from behind to clip Lakeside


KCA rally from behind to clip Lakeside

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  • KCA University rallied from behind to clip Lakeside 44-43 on a tough Kenya Basketball Federation men's match on Saturday at the Nyayo Stadium Gymnasium in Nairobi.
  • KCA coach Charles Goro, was at ease after managing to edge out the Lakeside, though he cited that his boys did not play the real basketball but somewhat Street basketball which did not thrill.

KCA University rallied from behind to clip Lakeside 44-43 in a tough Kenya Basketball Federation men’s match on Saturday at the Nyayo Stadium Gymnasium in Nairobi.

Lakeside punched the Varsity side 7-2 in the first period before KCA held Lakeside on a 10-10 draw in a sparkling second period.

The varsity side found its flicker in the third period punishing Lakeside 20-9 before KCA slump to a 12-17 defeat in the last period.

KCA coach Charles Goro, was at ease after managing to edge out the Lakeside, though he cited that his boys did not play the real basketball but somewhat Street basketball which did not thrill.

“We started on a low note, our problem was that we adopted Lakeside way of play and started running around which was kind of street basketball, but eventually we managed to win the game which is the quite good for us because we need to win more,” Said Goro

Goro is now eyeing on winning more matches in the second leg in order to clinch the league amid the top 5 teams so as to clash with a lesser team in the quarter finals.

“We did not play well in the first leg, we lost 7 games and won 4 compared to last year which we performed well; now we have to win more than half of the games in the second leg to make it to the play-offs of which it is very possible;

Equally, Lakeside coach Sir George Onassis attributed the deprived piece on the third period which cost Lakeside their lead on poor concentration and fatigue due to travelling.

“Today’s game was a bit tight, my players lost concentration in the third period which our opponents used it to punish us mercilessly, whipping us 20-9. But generally my players played well and we will use our set-backs today to mend the team,” said Onassis.

Onassis assured his competitors that they will feel the breeze from the Lakeside in the second leg stating that his four resilient players who have been out will be making their way back.

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