KPA demolish Beau Vallon at BAL Games
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) thrashed Beau Vallon Heat Basketball Club of Seychelles 131-54 as they continued a resounding start to their Basketball Africa League (B.A.L) Qualifiers Round One campaign in Madagascar.
The Kenyans defeated hosts Gendarmerie Nationale Basketball Club (GNBC) 98-84 during their opening match on Thursday.
The Dockers dominated all quarters, starting with a 33-12 win in the first quarter before a huge win in the second quarter of 28-6, going to the half time leading 61-18.
KPA continued with the same tempo after the break, registering a 34-12 win before winding up with a comfortable 36-24 in the last quarter.
Kennedy Wachira showed his own class, scoring 27 points for the Dockers while Okall Koranga scored 21 points.
KPA assistant head coach Samuel Ocholla praised his boys for a well done job.
“Game was good, everyone was confident and our strategy worked very well,” Ocholla said.
In their Group D going on in Antananarivo, Madagascar, KPA are with Cobra Sport Club of South Sudan, GNBC of Madagascar, Beau Vallon Heat of Seychelles, TBA of Comoros.
KPA are in the East Division comprising of three groups and where by the top two teams in each group plus two wildcard teams will qualify to round two ta take place later this month which will take place in Rwanda for the East Division while the West Division it will take place in Cameroon.
Thereafter the top three in each division will qualify for the Basketball Africa League to meet the six already seeded top teams hence 12 teams in the total that will either be held in South Africa or Rwanda next year.
The seeded top six teams are from Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, Nigeria, Senegal and Angola.
The Basketball Africa League is new in Africa after the Zone Five for men was abolished so all winners in the local leagues participate in the BAL qualifiers which is a partnership between FIBA and NBA.