Zetech Sparks, Moischers Nets clinch 2021 Inter-County titles
Zetech Sparks produced a masterclass performance to defeat Nairobi-based Safe Spaces 48-34 to clinch the 2021 girls’ title in the finals of the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) Inter-County playoffs staged at the Uasin Gishu Primary School Court on Sunday afternoon.
Sparks who were the stronger side throughout the game established a 24-17 lead in the first half before closing out the game 48-34 at the final buzzer to finish top-seed in the three-day round-robin tournament.
Butere Girls, Swish, and runners-up Safe Spaces will join them as they all earned the four available promotion slots.
Head coach Maurice Obilo heaped praises on his lasses for going all the way despite missing two key players and a majority of them playing the tournament while undertaking their end-of-semester exams online.
“Am proud of what my girls have achieved for this year’s tournament despite the challenges that limited our capacity to go full-force.
“We have qualified as champions and it can only get better for use. We will celebrate the victory and immediately start preparing for the new league which we understand is more competitive than our previous level.”
Safe Spaces head coach Peninah Musyimi lauded his charges for delivering promotion despite falling short in the final fixture.
“Even if we did not win the tournament we go back with our heads held high since we are among the four teams that were promoted.
“It is a good achievement for my players as it will motivate them into believing they can achieve even better.
In the men’s final Malindi-based Moischers Nets were awarded a 20-00 walkover after other finalists Dagoretti High failed to show up.
Nets had brushed aside Jomo Kenyatta University of Technology (JKUAT) 46-32 while Dagoretti edged out National Bank of Kenya (NBK) 50-44 in a nervy semi-final that was interrupted by rains.
Moischers Nets 46-32 JKUAT
Dagoretti High 50-44 NBK
Moischers Nets 20-00 Dagoretti High
Zetech Sparks 48-34 Safe Spaces.