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KPA take on Equity in must-win tie

Friday October 6 2017

Equity Bank’s star player Hilda Indasi is all intensity in a past match. She top-scored with 19 points as Equity dismantled Kenyatta University’s Oryx 66-27 in their women’s Premier League match at Nyayo Stadium at the weekend. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |

Equity Bank’s star player Hilda Indasi is all intensity in a past match. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

PHILIP ONYANGO
By PHILIP ONYANGO
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IN KAMPALA, UGANDA

Champions Kenya Ports Authority women basketball team take on arch-rivals Equity Bank on Saturday in a must-win match in the Fiba Africa Zone Five Club Championships match at the Lugogo Indoor Courts.

KPA need to beat Equity on Saturday and pray that UCU lose to KCCA to be crowned champions.

KCCA face Uganda Christian University (UCU), who were playing Kenya's Equity in a late fixture Friday, in Saturday's decisive encounter.

On Friday, Betty Kananu scored a game high 25 points as KPA inched closer to their title defence with an emphatic 82-58 win over Uganda’s KCCA at the Lugogo Indoor Courts.

LOST TO UCU

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The dockers, who have lost one game 68-69 to UCU, were a breathing fire from the tip off against a determined KCCA side that needed to win the match to stay in contention for the title in the competition being played in a round robin format.

Kananu, who had eight assists, also sank three 3-point shots to lead the dockers to a 25-16 first quarter lead before going for the break 37-24 ahead.

Others who posted double figures for KPA were Brigit Nanzala (13 points), Seline Okumu (12) and Felmas Koranga (10).

Earlier on in the men's quarter-final matches, defending champions City Oilers whipped Gondar City from Ethiopia 98-52 while KPA thrashed Savio from Tanzania 92-60. City Oilers take on the dockers in the semi-finals on Saturday.

Rwanda Patriots overcame a stubborn ABC from Tanzania 68-50 in a scintillating last eight game. Patriots will now battle Uganda’s Betway Power for a place in the final.

The men's third and fourth place play-offs take place at 3pm before the finals programmed for 5pm.

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