If their win against Storms this past weekend is anything to go by, seems like KPA are on a mission to reclaim the title from Equity. The red-hot Dockers held off the storm to take a comfortable 2-0 lead in the playoffs semifinals series. KPA are unstoppable, they came to town and showed us why they are still a top two team in the league.

Natalie Akinyi of KPA (left) and Delima Odindi of Storms (right) in last weekend match.

Storms shrunk from the first moment in game one but put up a spirited fight in game two. However the KPA side proved too strong with a roster too deep. Two players scored in double digits for KPA. Vilma Akinyi led the way with 17 points and 11 rebounds, recording a smooth double double as KPA blew out Storms 79-33 in game one. In game two Dockers rallied behind Natalie Akinyi’s 21 points and 5 assists to win 89-61 in a game where KPA also spread the scoring load with five players in double figures.
For Storms, Jemimah Omondi carried most of the scoring load. She showed up in game 2 dropping 18 points, Deedee Were contributed on both ends of the floor with 12 points and 11 rebounds. The two will need more help from their teammates if they want to steal a game in this series.

Storms vs KPA game two results

On defense, they recorded 19 steals against KPA who have a very good offense. They also forced 26 turnovers. This is a plus if they can capitalize and score off of these turnovers. Storms will need better ball security too since they turned the ball over 33 times, a mistake that they dearly paid for.
The series shifts to Mombasa. KPA ladies plays well at the Makande Gymnasium. It will be hard to win there but it will be huge if Storms can storm in and walk out with a win. We just have to wait and see.

Images courtesy of Hoops Mtaani.

By Ariel Okall


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