• KPA struggle in Africa club championships

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Dec 06, 2011-

Kenya Ports Authority continue to struggle in the Africa Champions Club for Women losing their second match 49-93 to two time champions Nigeria’s First Bank Monday at the indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium Lagos.

The 2010 Kenyan Basketball League Champions had lost their opening match of the six-team tournament by an equally big margin to the tournament defending champions Interclube from Angola 81-33 on Sunday.

No Kenyan player attained double digits with Evelyn Akoth’s 7 points which included one three-pointer- the highest against Interclube’s Vicente Tumba’s top score of 19.

KPA were totally outclassed yet again in their match against First Bank as their seasoned players failed to make a mark in both games.

Interclube led the first three quarters(23-07, 17-04, 26-07) before KPA managed to draw the last quarter 15-15.

KPA now lie fifth with two points ahead of Cameroon’s INJS with Interclube taking an early lead of the 17th edition of the Champions Club after defeating their fellow Angolan side debutantes Maculosso.

Host First Deepwater, the Nigerain champions handed GD Maculosso Basketball Club of Angola a 64-46 points’ defeat .

The tournament will be played in a round-robin basis with the top four teams making the semis which will be played on December 9 and will be followed with the finals a day later(10). Three countries- Mozambique, DR Congo and Algeria pulled out of the tournament.

Collated results: First Bank (NGR) 20 INJS (CAM) 00 Walkover,First Deepwater (NGR) 64 GD Maculosso (ANG) 46,Interclube (ANG) 81  KPA (KEN) 33 ,GD Maculosso (ANG) 30  Inter Clube (ANG) 80,KPA (KEN) 49  First Bank (NGR) 93.

Fixtures: December 6. First DeepWater (NGR) vs  Inter Clube (ANG),First Bank (NGR) vs GD Maculosso (ANG) , I.N.J.S. (CAM) vs KPA (KEN)

December 7 First Bank (NGR) vs First DeepWater (NGR), INJS (CAM) vs Inter Clube (ANG), KPA (KEN) vs GD Maculosso (ANG)

December 8 KPA (KEN) vs First DeepWater (NGR) ,GD Maculosso (ANG) vs INJS (CAM), Inter Clube (ANG) vs First Bank (NGR).

 

 

 Evelyn Watta

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