Equity, KPA to National Basketball League play-offs

Equity will face a tricky Zetech Sparks in the semi-finals. Zetech easily beat former champions Eagle Wings 2-0 to set up a showdown against the Bankers.

Equity in previous action

The Kenya National Basketball Federation Premier League semi-final slate came to an end over the weekend when the quarter-finals ended without major losses. Last season’s two finalists, champions Equity Hawks and Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) advanced to the semi-finals.

Equity progressed to the last four and remained on course to defend their title after beating Africa Nazarene University in a clean 2-0 sweep in the best of three series. The Hawks, powered by 14 points from Belinda Akoth, beat ANU 66-33 in Game 3 on Sunday.

“It was more difficult than the first game because the ANU came with the determination to push us to the limit, but I’m happy with my girls because we held the pressure well. Now our focus is on the semis and we want to end the series early,” Hawks coach David Maina said.

Equity will face a tricky Zetech Sparks in the semi-finals. Zetech easily beat former champions Eagle Wings 2-0 to set up a showdown against the Bankers.

Meanwhile, Storms also progressed with a clean 2-0 sweep against the University of Nairobi Dynamites and will face last season’s losing finalists Kenya Ports Authority in what promises to be a tough duel. .

In a controversial second game, Storms beat Dynamites 75-59 to pass. The final quarter almost turned out to be a wild march in the final three minutes as the Dynamites got five points on the board out of nowhere, but that wasn’t enough to stop Storms from the semis.

Kenya Lionesses point guard Jemimmah Omondi starred for Storms winning 25 points while Ashley Minayo had 19 as they showed intent and purpose.

“Thanks to UoN and Coach Kent because they did a really good job with the girls. It wasn’t an easy match for us but I’m glad we got through it. Now we have to focus on the semi-finals, an even more difficult task,” said Abel Nson, the Storms coach.

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