KPA warn more to come after Strathmore rout


KPA warn more to come after Strathmore rout
Brenda Angeshi (L) of KPA block Trizah Akoth of Storms during their women’s Kenya Basketball Federation Premier League playoffs finals Game two at Nyayo National Stadium gymnasium on December 02, 2018. KPA won 63-47. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha.

In Summary

  • KPA Ladies handed Strathmore their second Premier League defeat on the bounce with a 59-39 on Saturday at the Nyayo stadium Gymnasium in Nairobi
  • After edging Strathmore 17-16 in a lively opening quarter, KPA blew out their opponents in the second quarter with a 21-2 demolition before taking the third 14-19

KPA Ladies handed Strathmore their second Premier League defeat on the bounce with a 59-39 on Saturday at the Nyayo stadium Gymnasium in Nairobi.

After edging Strathmore 17-16 in a lively opening quarter, KPA blew out their opponents in the second quarter with a 21-2 demolition before taking the third 14-19.

The Varsity side put a spirited display in the closing quarter, winning 12-7 but the fight was little too late as they slumped to another defeat having lost to Equity Hawks last week.

KPA coach Mike Opel who aims to win the title said he was contended with the show his players displayed citing that they had stuck to their game plan.

“I’m impressed with how my players approached today’s game and their performance showed they have developed the sort of coordination I hoped to see. People should get ready for some really good results from KPA,” Opel said.

Strathmore who are currently placed second, slump to their second defeat in succession after Equity Hawks slated their unbeaten run last weekend.

Strathmore coach Ronnie Owino was not quite impressed with his players after sinking to their second loss which gives an extra pro to Equity hawks who are placed top, to solidify their grip in the league table if they feat their subsequent match.

“It was a tight match yes, but my players did not give me quite a good display today, but we still keep our hopes alive and major on reducing our mistakes so as to win more games in the second leg,” Said Owino.

Owino now still believes that his team will still make it to the finals if they minimize the mistakes they make in games.

“We are still hopeful that we will reach to the finals despite losing two matches consecutively, we need  to make some little change in players mentality so as to get better results in the preceding matches.”

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