NATIONAL TEAM BLOW

End of the road for Kenya at FIBA 3x3 Nations League final

The Kenyans playing in Pool 'D' went down 22-5 to Lithuania in their opener and 17-6 to Japan in their last game of the tournament.

In Summary

•Coach Tony Ochieng praised his charges, saying despite their lack of experience, they did well and will bring back valuable lessons from the outing.

•Ochieng said the two sides Kenya faced in the global show were ranked well above them. Lithuania third and Japan eighth. 

Kenya women's team bowed out of the 2022 FIBA 3x3 Nations League Final after losing their two games in Constanta, Romania.

The Kenyans playing in Pool 'D' went down 22-5 to Lithuania in their opener and 17-6 to Japan in their last game of the tournament.

Àgainst the Japanese, center Medina Okot top-scored with four points while Jacqueline Kogo managed to sink one.

Medina bagged another three points, Yvonne shot two and Kogo àdded one in the fixture against Lithuania.

Coach Tony Ochieng praised his charges, saying despite their lack of experience, they did well and will bring back valuable lessons from the outing.

"The players did well and I am proud of them. This is our first time playing in a World Cup and Inexperience was our undoing," he offered. He said the two sides Kenya faced in the global show were ranked well above them. Lithuania third and Japan eighth. 

"Lithuania are ranked third in the world in all categories from junior to senior levels while Japan are a very technical team," he noted.

"We gave our best and it was a good experience considering we were featuring in the tourney for the first time as compared to other teams that are regulars," he added.

Ochieng said the tournament is very competitive with size and skill development key to success. "Most players here have a better understanding of the game," he observed.

The team that consisted of Alexandria Juma, Medina Okot, Jacqueline Kago and Yvonne Okello return home Sunday.

Kenya, Rwanda (men) and Egypt (men and women) represented Africa in the three-day 24-team event that ends today. 

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