Tough going for KPA and USIU-A in Mozambique

By francis marangu
Nov 28, 2021
  • KDF Morans won the men's Division II game two 67-53 to tie the series 1-1 with Egerton University. (Photo by Shutterspeed)

Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) and United States International University- Africa (USIU-A) lost their second games on Sunday at the ongoing Fiba-Africa Champions Cup for Women in Maputo, Mozambique.

USIU-A lost 41-53 to Clube Desportivo de Agosto in Group B. The Angolan side won first quarter 18-9 and 13-10 in the second to lead 31-19 at halftime. USIU-A won the third quarter 13-8 but lost the fourth 9-12.

KPA were beaten 84-58 by host club Ferroviario de Maputo. Point guard Natalie Akinyi led scoring for KPA with 15 points and grabbed five rebounds, two steals and an assist.

Mercy Wanyama and Selina Okumu added 12 points each with Wanyama getting five rebounds and an assist. Okumu grabbed four rebounds and two steals.

Anabela Adriana scored 22 points for the winners with an assist. Ferroviario won the first three quarters 25-15, 24-12 and 18-7 before KPA grabbed the fourth 24-18.

In their opening game, KPA lost 43-57 to FAP Basketball.

Locally, Strathmore University and Kisumu Lady Bucks qualified for the women’s Division I semifinal playoffs on Sunday.

Strathmore beat Egerton University 43-31 in game three to win the series 2-1 and won the first three quarters 12-8, 14-9 and 10-6. Egerton won the fourth 8-7. Sylvia Kamau and Bianca Nyambura top scored for Strathmore with eight points each.

Lady Bucks beat Gladiators 72-55 winning first quarter 19-16, third quarter 16-9 and the fourth 28-13. Gladiators won the second quarter 17-9.

Stephanie Tongoi scored 13 points in the fourth quarter to top score for Lady Bucks with 29 points while Drani Futo added 17. Emily Ongoro scored nine straight points in the first quarter to top score for Gladiators with 22 points while Linda Kimemia finished with 17 points.

In the men’s Division II, KDF Morans won game two 67-53 to tie the series 1-1 with Egerton University. Stephen Omollo scored 16 points, grabbed seven rebounds, two steals and two assists to lead Morans to the win.

Amani Magumba added 15 points. Vanon Obonyo made seven free shots to top score for Egerton with 22 points.