• “We played well. My main worry in our two games was that we were not match-fit, having trained for only three days,” Kiki observed.
• Victor Odendo and Eugene Adera in led KPA’s onslaught with 11 points each while Tobias Odhiambo tallied another 10. KPA moved to sixth place with 29 points.
Kenya Ports Authority hit Thunder 70-64 in a tight Kenya National Basketball League clash at the Makande Welfare Hall, Mombasa on Sunday.
This was the porters’ first outing of the second leg and coach Sammy Kiki was happy with the way his boys played, especially in the first half.
“We played well. My main worry in our two games was that we were not match-fit, having trained for only three days,” he observed.
“We were in control all throughout the match with over a ten-point cushion. We did well to contain their dangerman Griffo (Ligare) giving him little room after the break.”
“With two more games this coming weekend, the boys will remain behind for intense training,” he revealed.
Victor Odendo and Eugene Adera in led KPA’s onslaught with 11 points each while Tobias Odhiambo tallied another 10. KPA moved to sixth place with 29 points.
They made it two wins in two days after thumping UoN “Terrorists” 68-38 on Saturday as Victor Odendo managed 11 points and Leek Deng shot 10.
Reigning women champions KPA were awarded a walkover after bottom-of-the-table Kisumu Lady Bucks failed to show up.
KPA had on Saturday humiliated the University of Nairobi 'Dynamites' 105-15 as their Nigerian new signing Ifunaya Okoro led the way.
“I am happy with our approach. We didn’t underrate them nor were we overconfident,” said porters tactician Anthony Ojukwu.
“It’s a good statement in that we have resumed our games. The execution was good and the concentration and focus were of the highest level.”
Okoro led the tally with 16 points. Belinda Okoth, Jemmimah Knight and Natalie Akinyi buried 14 as Becky Nkatha shot 11.
In the Lower Division, Moischer Nets whipped Kisii Neighbours 126-34 following 64-17 difference at the breather.
In Nairobi, Blazers beat Neosasa 82-70, Hope lost 77-60 to National Bank of Kenya, United States International University dimmed Swish 59-17 while Footprints hit Swift 38-17.