Equity hammer helpless Eldonets

Equity hammer helpless Eldonets

Equity Bank in action against Eldonets

  • The victory saw Equity end their regular league campaign on 37 points after 22 matches, winning 17 and losing five.



Equity Bank men's basketball team concluded their regular league season in style thumping a helpless Eldonets 62-54 on Saturday at the Uasin Gishu grounds.

The two sides were locked in a neck and neck contest  in the first quarter but Eldonets managed to secure a draw of 16 ups in the first quarter before giving way in the second quarter 13-12 to trail 29-28 at the break.

After the break Equity accelerated their transitions and attacks to win win 17-16 before claiming a 16-10 win in the last quarter.

Equity's point guard Bobby Onyango led the scoring with 13 points while forward Lenson Kisia claimed 10 points as Eldonets forward Clifford Mumbo and shooting guard Maxwell Omondi  starred for the home side with 10 points apiece.

The victory saw Equity end their regular league campaign on 37 points after 22 matches, winning 17 and losing five.

Eldonets meanwhile have accumulated 28 points from 19 games, winning nine and losing 10.

"The game was tough. Getting a win here in Eldoret is not that easy. We look forward to continuing with the same energy as we prepare for playoffs," Equity coach Carrey Odhiambo said after the game.

His sentiments were echoed by team captain Brian Obimbo. He said: "Our opponents gave us hard time, it wasn't that easy. We are going to put in more energy in the playoffs as we target the trophy," Obimbo said.

On his part Eldonets head coach Maurice Ouma said simple mistakes in the last minute and inexperience cost them noting that the focus shifts to the remaining three games.

They'll face EMYBA, home and away before wrapping it up against KPA.