• KPA took a 43-9 halftime lead against the Juja-based students, who had no chance back into the encounter.
• Strathmore University Blades did enough to repel the visiting Eldonets Platinum 55-53 in a closely contested encounter.
National women’s champions Kenya Ports Authority reaped maximum points in their two Premier League matches at the United States International University (USIU) courts.
On Sunday, the unbeaten ports women clobbered Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Jkuat) Lynx 67-24 and had a 74-40 win over leaders Storms on Saturday. They now climb to second with 16 points, one behind Storms.
“We had a good outing. We are still trying to bring our fitness back following the Christmas break. But overall, we are happy with the girls’ performance,” said KPA assistant coach Brenda Angeshi.
KPA took a 43-9 halftime lead against the Juja-based students, who had no chance back into the encounter. Belinda Akoth tallied 13 points with Aminata Semassekou sinking 10.
Against Storms, Valery Kemunto led the point tally with 14, Semassekou had 12 while Vilma Achieng' and Selina Okumu notched 10 each.
Former champions Equity Bank Hawks impressed under coach Ben Oluoch as they hammered the University of Nairobi Dynamites 63-26.
Betty Kananu collected a game-high 19 points while Ivy Opicho added 10. The Bankers have won four in 11 matches so far.
Strathmore University Blades did enough to repel the visiting Eldonets Platinum 55-53 in a closely contested encounter. The students trailed 26-16 at halftime.
Two late free throws from Jayson Nwodo and Jordy Handa gave Blades their fourth win in eight attempts. Nwodo and Jack Waweru sunk 13 points each.
“We were sloppy at the beginning, allowing them to score three-pointers at will. But we showed positive energy in the second half after fixing the loopholes,” said coach Tony Ochieng.
“Our last win in the league came six months ago and I believe this result can help us get back on track.”
In the Lower Division matches, Western Delight lost 47-43 to Footprints and 37-31 to Multi Media University (MMU). Strathmore University Swords second-string team whipped Kenya College of Accountancy (KCA) 64-29.
In the men’s category, Eldoret-based Shoot4Life just did enough to pin down JKuat Straycats 54-53.