HIGH HOPES

Coach Nson hopes Storms will rise to second place

Coach Abel Nson said his charges are peaking at the right time and are going for nothing short of maximum points.

In Summary

• "The ladies have trained very well so far this week. Our offensive game has improved. We are working on our defense and look to get all four points on our road trip," Nson said.

• They meet KU whose coach Job Munene said they will have to look at how they play without blaming anyone but themselves.

UON Dynamites' Trizzah Akeyo (L) shields the ball from Daisy Ayodi of Equity Bank in a past match
UON Dynamites' Trizzah Akeyo (L) shields the ball from Daisy Ayodi of Equity Bank in a past match
Image: FILE

Storms target maximum points as they seek to move to the second spot in the Kenya Basketball League this weekend.

Coach Abel Nson said his charges are peaking at the right time and are going for nothing short of maximum points in their two games this weekend.

The city side start their two-day tour with a match against Eldonets in Eldoret before traveling downhill to take on Lady Bucks in Kisumu on Sunday.

After 55-40 and 44-38 wins over Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Lynx and Strathmore University Swords respectively, Nson believes they can bag four points.

Victory in the two matches will see them push their points tally to 14 and move up to the second place, leapfrogging Zetech University Sparks (13) and Equity Bank Hawks (12).

"The ladies have trained very well so far this week and our offensive game has improved. We are working on our defence and look to get all four points on our road trip," Nson said.

He added: "We know it won't be easy because our opponents are very good, especially when playing at home. However, we feel focused enough to get out there and get the job done. We are in high spirits at this point of the season as we keep gelling."

The Kisumu side will open their weekend show at the Manyatta Arab courts with a match against struggling Eagle Wings, 61-49 losers to Africa Nazarene University Panthers last weekend.

At the Nyayo National Stadium, Mary Chepkoi's Jkuat play Kenyatta University Oryx who fell 56-41 to Lady Bucks last week.

Strathmore University Swords return with a fixture against Kenyatta University Pirates. Lakeside will travel to Nairobi they take on Umoja in what looks like a tight game on paper.

On Sunday, Zetech University Titans lost 78-67 and 69-80 to UoN Terrorists and Thunder respectively and have their backs to the wall.

They meet KU, whose coach Job Munene, said they will have to look at how they play without blaming anyone but themselves.

KPA's Selina Okumu (L) in action with Samba Mjomba of Equity Bank during a past league match
KPA's Selina Okumu (L) in action with Samba Mjomba of Equity Bank during a past league match
Image: FILE
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