• Speaking after his girls suffered a second consecutive loss to champions Kenya Ports Authority, Obilo pointed out that they just need a little bit of confidence and they will be good to go.
• United States International University USIU Tigers blanked Strathmore University Swords 67-48 to take a 2-1 series advantage.
Zetech University Sparks coach Maurice Obilo said he will sharpen his attack ahead of a crucial Kenya National Basketball Federation playoff final Game Three against KPA.
Speaking after his girls suffered a second consecutive loss to champions Kenya Ports Authority, Obilo pointed out that they just need a little bit of confidence and they will be good to go.
On Saturday, KPA dimmed Sparks 68-38 and extended their dominance with a 70-38 Game Two win on Sunday.
“Nobody has performed to their level best. There is just something that we need to pinpoint and work on before we play the third game,” he observed.
He noted that Sparks are having problems scoring especially in the third and fourth quarters. They trailed 30-24 in Game One and 47-36 in Game Two.
Obilo, who guided the students to their first ever finals, added that the level of competition at the top is a little bit too much for his guards.
“But I believe that with time they will catch up. The fact that we are at this top level means we are not that bad,” he said.
Sparks locked out former two-time champions Equity Bank Hawks 3-0 in the semis to reach a first final.
Belinda Okoth poured in 22 points, Ifunaya Okoro had 17 and Natalie Akinyi 10 for the porters. Christine Akinyi sparked Zetech with 11.
United States International University USIU Tigers blanked Strathmore University Swords 67-48 to take a 2-1 series advantage.
The winners had 15 points from George Yobes and 11 from Peter Kajumbe in this Division One encounter.
“We lost the tempo and fatigue might have played a role too. Three games in 48 hours. But USIU wanted it more. They hit nine three-pointers while we had just one. We will fight to tie the series in Game Four,” said Swords coach Tony Ochieng.
In the ladies’ Division One final match-up, USIU Flames defeated Zetech University Development 53-42 to tie the series 1-1.
Stanbic Shields built a 2-0 lead against National Bank of Kenya Phoenix, whom they defeated 61-53 in Division Two final.