Dominant KPA out to sink opponents in KBF fight

With two games to go in the regular league, Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) women’s Premier League side Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) have shifted their focus on the playoffs.

The playoffs which see top eight teams compete for the gong will see the league toppers face off with eighth placed team, while position two face-off with position seven as third-placed finishers meet number six  as  fourth placed side tackle a team just below them- number five.

KPA captain Brenda Angeshi said they are also focusing on FIBA Basketball Zone Five at the end of the month.

“We are working on our strengths and mostly perfecting how to play as a unit as we prepare for playoffs and Zone Five Championship,” Angeshi said.

Over the weekend, the Dockers crashed USIU Flames 103-29 on Saturday with Natalie Akinyi showing her scoring powers with 21 points while on Sunday they hammered Strathmore 75-49 with both matches playing at Makande Gymnasium in Mombasa.

Meanwhile defending champions Equity Bank hammered K.U ORYX 80-65 to stay at the top of the league with 38 points, one ahead of KPA with each having two games left.

Betty Kananu continued with her good form scoring 27 points for the Bankers while Diana Apiyo of K.U ORYX could not be left behind as she followed Kananu closely with 25 points.

KPA will wrap up the regular league at the weekend at their home court when they face Tangit Sparks on Saturday before ending the league with ANU on Sunday, while Equity will face Western Delight on Saturday before wrapping it up on Wednesday against Strathmore.

Equity head coach David Maina believes they will get maximum points.

“We hope to win the remaining two matches so as to be able to top the league as we headd to playoffs,” Maina added.

Weekend Results

Eagle Wings 59-62 UON Dynamites

K.U. ORYX 65-80 Equity Bank

A.N.U 59- 62 UON Dynamites

KPA 103-29 USIU Flames