Ulinzi, Equity win as big guns edge close to playoff finals

Ulinzi, Equity win as big guns edge close to playoff finals

  • Captain Victor Ochieng poured 29 points to lead Equity Dumas a 78-66 victory over KPA as they went 2-0 up in their five-game Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) playoffs at the Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday
  • In the other men's semis clash, defending champions Ulinzi Warriors hammered Blades 79-69 to also take a 2-0 series lead with the losing head coach William Balozi blamed the poor run mainly on unnecessary fouls which he said cost them a big deal but he was happy with the win.


Captain Victor Ochieng poured 29 points to lead Equity Dumas a 78-66 victory over KPA as they went 2-0 up in their five-game Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) playoffs at the Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday.

Ochieng was full of confidence after his side seized control and will now only need to win one game to seal a spot in the final.

"The game was tough because these guys have the experience of playing in the finals and this being our first time in the semi it was tough but we played very well especially on our defence where we stitched up so well from the second quarter", Ochieng Said.

In the other men's semis clash, defending champions Ulinzi Warriors hammered Blades 79-69 to also take a 2-0 series lead with the losing head coach William Balozi blamed the poor run mainly on unnecessary fouls which he said cost them a big deal but he was happy with the win.

"My players took unnecessary fouls today which would have cost us big but fortunately Blades did not know how to use them," Balozi said.

In the the ladies' semis, Equity Hawks and K.P.A edged closer to booking a spot in the finals after registering wins on Day Two of the games.

Hawks trounced Zetech Sparks 66 -58 in a game that was a neck to neck affair with Zetech leading in the last two quarters while K.P.A got a comfortable second win hammering Strathmore Storms 89-61.

David maina, Equity overall coach eluded confidence in the way his side played while raising issues with officiating of the game alluding there was lack of consistency.

"I am not worried about the fouls, I am worried about the consistency of officiating, my players rarely get fouled but here they are looking at which foul to call and which not to call", said Maina.

 

SUMMARIZED RESULTS

Men

Equity 79-66 K.P.A

Ulinzi 79 -69 Blades

Ladies

Equity 66 - 58 Zetech Sparks

K.P.A 89- 61 Storms

-Report by Kenneth Wachira

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