•Two-time champions Equity Bank Hawks flew all over the University of Nairobi Dynamites, winning 86-27 in Game One.
•In the men, Ulinzi Warriors romped into the semis with a strong 63-48 victory over Eldonets Platinum.
Zetech University Sparks yesterday thumped Africa Nazarene University Panthers 83-42 to romp into the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) women’s playoff semifinals at Nyayo Stadium.
It was all too easy for the Maurice Obilo-led students after Mary Lisa led the way with a three-pointer. They led 20-5 and 20-8 in the opening two quarters.
The script didn’t change much after the break as Zetech continued their charge, managing a 29-12 third-quarter edge before trailing 17-14 in the last.
“It was an easy win but we were not sharp due to lack of fixtures,” noted Obilo adding, “We will work more on our rotation on defence.”
“We will start our training for the semis on Tuesday and we remain hopeful the weather will not interrupt us. ”
Chantal Kiyobe tallied 18 points while Maureen Bosibori collected 12 for Sparks. ANU’s Mercy Muno knocked down 18. Sparks completed a 2-0 series win after an 85-31 win in Game One the previous day. Medina Okot shot 18 points and Kiyobe managed 15.
Strathmore University Swords also sailed through, cutting Storms 49-40 to take a 2-0 series lead. Joy Mupalia led the way with 10 points.
“My target was to reach the semis and so I am happy. Finishing among the top four teams in the league is a good achievement,” said Swords’ coach Ronny Owino.
Two-time champions Equity Bank Hawks flew all over the University of Nairobi Dynamites, winning 86-27 in Game One.
Annerose Mandela sunk 17 points and Shilalei Shani 13 for the bankers who were battling their opponents in Game Two as we went to press.
In the men, Ulinzi Warriors romped into the semis with a strong 63-48 victory over Eldonets Platinum.
Kenya Morans' guard Eric Mutoro scored 16 points and Derick Ochieng bagged 17 in that win. Jeremiah Aliva lifted the visitors with 10.
Lower Division matches saw National Bank of Kenya also sail through after thrashing Congo Nets of Mombasa 75-46 to take the series 2-1. Unbeaten Stanbic Bank eclipsed Little Prince 75-63 and Strathmore University Team Two knocked out Scarlets 63-50 to also progress.