JKUAT Lynx winning streak was snapped this past weekend after losing game two of the Division One women’s playoffs semifinals to KCA-U. In a low scoring affair, Lynx won 39-37 to take game one but dropped game two 31-24 to KCA. Agnes Khisa led Lynx in Scoring in the first game. She was the only player in double digits and finished the game with 6 rebounds. In game two, Sophie Omenda had a 14 point game but it wasn’t enough to win the game for Lynx who had a poor outing. Lydia Atieno and Darlene Njoroge were the leading scorers for KCA helping them level the series.
With the series tied at 1-1, game 3, 4 and 5 will be played this coming weekend. For JKUAT Lynx to have chance of beating KCA, they will have to improve their transition game and knock down their three balls. They had a team total 43 three point attempts and only managed to score 4. KCA-U must capitalize on this and make Lynx pay the price of volume shooting. They should also continue to keep the Lynx away from the glass, denying them all second chance opportunities.
KCA-U won the rebounding battle against Lynx 47 to 35 in game 1 and 43 to 30 in game 2.
Lynx who finished first in the regular season seem to have the personnel to get the job done. KCA-U are, however, up to the task and are playing great defense. KCA seem to have better ball security. They had 13 turnovers in game 1 and 12 in game two. Lynx didn’t do a good job in that department. They turned over the ball 20 times in games one and two. It looks like whoever rebounds well and reduces their turnovers has a better chance of clinching the series.
Will KCA-U pull an upset? Or will the Juja ladies respond ?