By PHILIP ONYANGO
Kenya Ports Authority’s women’s were made to struggle before beating a much improved Yana a 72-43 in a national league match at the KPA Hall in Mombasa yesterday.
KPA took advantage of the nervous Yana players to take an early 13-04 lead in the first quarter. But the story was different in the second half after coach George Namake’s pep talk as Yana stepped up their game to trail 17-13 in the second quarter.
The third quarter belonged to KPA who outscored the relatively youthful Yana 26-12 before taking the fourth 16-14 when Yana staged a strong fight back.
Irene Murambi scored the first basket for KPA before Joyce Makhungu and Yvonne Akinyi made it 6-0 in favour of KPA.
Sylvia Koech, Emma Akinyi and Pamela Sinda, who had a good afternoon, combined for four points as KPA raced to a 13-04 lead withAgnes Anyango, Millicent Anyango and Joyce Makhungu also contributing.
Yvonne Akinyi led the score card for KPA with 12 points while Millicent Anyango and Joyce Makhungu managed seven and six respectively.
Sinda was Yana’s top scorer with 13 points while Sylvia Koech and Florence Adema scored 10 and six points respectively.
At the time of going to press, the men’s encounter between KPA and University of Nairobi’s Terrorists was delayed for over one hour due to a clash in uniforms.
Terrorists came to the Gym with white uniform same as KPA who by virtue of being a home team were entitled a light colour.
But KPA who were at home and could easily access their alternative kit refused to change forcing the officials to stall the match.
University of Nairobi students were busy looking for kit from Makupa Lakers for the game to kick off.