Kenyan Koranga lifts Sun Belt Championship in USA


Kenyan Koranga lifts Sun Belt Championship in USA
Kenyan international Felmas Adhiambo in action for Troy Trojans in the USA. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

In Summary

  • Felmas Adhiambo Koranga is 'super excited' after helping her team Troy Trojans to a 73-65 win over Louisiana-Lafayette to lift the Sun Belt Championship title in the US basketball league
  • The Kenyan international scored 12 points and produced a game-high 22 rebounds in the outstanding performance that marked her 11th double-double of the season

Felmas Adhiambo Koranga is ‘super excited’ after helping her team Troy Trojans to a 73-65 win over Louisiana-Lafayette to lift the Sun Belt Championship title in the US basketball league.

The Kenyan international scored 12 points and produced a game-high 22 rebounds in the outstanding performance that marked her 11th double-double of the season.

The win meant the 24-year-old and her side head back to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament for the third time in the last five years (2016, 2017, 2021) that the event has been hosted.

“To be sincere I don’t think I have enough words to express what I feel at the moment. I’m just super excited that the moment I have been dreaming of finally came after travelling 8000 miles just to be here and it has not been easy.

“The road to the championship has not been easy battling injuries and playing back to back Friday and Saturday as well as travelling far from school but it all paid off,” Koranga said.

The third year student at Troy University in Alabama who is the daughter of former Harambee Stars winger Elijah Koranga, has encouraged young girls in Kenya to never lose hope and focus.

“It’s never easy and they should know that its never too late to start chasing your dreams. Just pray about it, have faith and work towards achieving whatever it is that you want to achieve. There is no limit to what we can do,” Felmas said.

According to World Exposure Women’s Basketball, since she landed in the USA on a sports scholarship at Tyler University back in 2018, Felmas has amassed over 1,000 points and 750 rebounds in her two-year career while finishind 6th in the nation for blocks (92), 16th for total points (590), and 5th for total rebounds (407) while tallying 26 double-doubles in 31 starts, averaging 19.0 points and 13.1 rebs per game.

The Shimba Hills Secondary School alumnus is sister to Kenya Morans power forward Ariel Okal who plies his trade in Oman.

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