UPWARD TREND

Equity Hawks bank Storms with impressive win at Nyayo

Lynette Atieno got the bankers off to a good start with a baseline jumper as they raced to a strong 40-17 half time score.

In Summary

• “We are moving up well. Everybody is doing her part. This is work in progress and we will continue working hard,” said Maina.

• In Mombasa, Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) dismissed Ulinzi Warriors 62-54 after trailing 36-30 at halftime. The soldiers lost it in the third quarter as the porters took the edge 18-4.

Equity Bank's Samba Mjomba (R) in action with KPA's Selina Okumu during a past Premier League match
Equity Bank's Samba Mjomba (R) in action with KPA's Selina Okumu during a past Premier League match
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Equity Bank Hawks thrashed Storms 71-32 in a Kenya Basketball Federation League (KNBL) match at Nyayo Stadium gymnasium on Sunday.

Lynette Atieno got the bankers off to a good start with a baseline jumper as they raced to a strong 40-17 halftime score.

Bankers’ head coach David Maina is happy about the progress the former champions are making towards recovering their crown.

“We are moving up well. Everybody is doing her part. This is work in progress and we will continue working hard,” said Maina.

“Our defence is good and so is our attack. We will maintain that performance going forward.”

Samba Mjomba led the bankers tally with 11 points while Lynette Akinyi, Hilda Ndegwa and Maryanne Nyagaki each grabbed 10.

Storms coach Abel Nson, whose side has lost three of their four games, isn’t worried about the results just as yet.

“We are fine. We are in a gelling process. We have lost games we expected to lose. We will come out of it,” he opined.

Nyagaki was good for 22 points and Atieno added 16 as Equity Bank Hawks flew over Eagle Wings 68-26.

The men’s tie saw Morans captain Griffin Ligare score 21 points but they fell 66-65 to Umoja, who posted their second win in a row.

Moses Alier tallied 11 points and new signing Peter Shilton added nine for the rising Umoja.

“This is only my second game since joining the team. I am happy we now have two wins in a row after three opening loses,” said Shilton.

In Mombasa, Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) dismissed Ulinzi Warriors 62-54 after trailing 36-30 at halftime. The soldiers lost it in the third quarter as the porters took the edge 18-4.

Lower division matches results saw Strathmore University disarm Moi Air Base 57-33. They also torched Neosasa 68-30.

Neosasa also went down 62-50 to United States International University (Usiu).

Kenya College of Accountancy (KCA) University hit Mustangs 71-62 while the visiting Butere Girls High School team showed some fine touches in a 64-44 drubbing of Scarlets.

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