NAIROBI – The Equity Bank Hawks are headed to the Kenya Basketball Federation Womens Premier League playoffs semi-finals for the third consecutive year after sweeping Eagle Wings with a 46-32 victory in Game 2 on Sunday evening.
The Hawks led the first quarter 10-4, Eagle Wings went on to win the second quarter 10-8 and cut Equity’s lead to 4 points, before the wheels came completely off after that. Hawks’ lead was double-digits by the end of the first quarter, reached 16 points by the end of the third quarter.
With the contest having long since been decided, Eagle Wings won the last quarter 14-12 but wasn’t enough to secure victory and tie the series.
Belinda Akoth and Mercy Wanyama had 10 points each for the bankers.
After being crushed by Eldonets in Game 1 the previous day Barclays were faced with a must-win situation in Game 3 of the KBF Division 1 men’s quarter-finals at Strathmore University Grounds, and they did that and more to win a series that looked done and dusted after game 1. Behind a dominating effort from all corners, Barclays routed Eldonets, 51-44, controlling the pace of the game, ruling the boards and completely shutting down the Eldonets.
Footprints defeated the Africa Nazarene University 53-38 to sweep the division 1 women’s series and qualify for the premier league next year. They now look to Masaku Sparks who are yet to play their semi-final series.
And just like that, Blazers and Emyba series is now tied. Emyba took care of business in Game 2 court with an exciting 66-62 overtime win. Blazers trailed by 3 points at the halftime break, but showed off their trademark grit by battling back. They closed the third quarter with a dominant performance run to cut down Emyba’s lead to 2 points.
Emyba had a chance to win in regulation before with both teams tied at 58 apiece but Emmanuel Ekai dribbled out the clock without getting off a clean shot.