Visiting Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) thrashed hapless Western Delight 80-20 in a one-sided Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) Women Premier league match played at Kakamega Police Canteen on Saturday Highly-motivated KPA played with vigour, piling pressure on hosts right from the whistle blow as they secured the first quarter 26-4 and took the lead into the second quarter lifting it 10-4 to storm into half-time leading 36-8 with Naliaka Farida and Sandra Kiprono being a thorn in flesh for Delight’s defence.
KPA stamped their authority controlling the proceedings with little resistance from their opponents who looked nervous, thus enabling Annrose Mandela score six points in the first quarter, while Euphrasia Kageha notched in two points for the hosts in the first quarter.
Playing with high intesisty, the visitors maintained a fighting spirit with Natale Akinyi adding in six points in the second quarter, while Jackline Chelashaw responded with two points for the home team in the second quarter.
After the break, Delight showed some spirited fight but there efforts were stopped in the third quarter 22-4 with KPA’s Donnasama Achieng scoring eight points from Sandra Kiprono’s four assists, while Ann Akinyi netted two points.
The hosts found the going tough as they could not cope with pace and stamina exhibited by coastal side who went on to claim the fourth quarter 22-8. Evelyn Itabu scored 10 points for KPA, as Delight’s Hilavi Ayodi collected seven points for her side.
The win for the coastal side saw them consolidated their position at the top with 24 points from 12 matches, while Delight lie in relegation zone with 10 points from eight matches.
“My girls were made to pay heavily for the mistakes committed during thr early stages of the match, but I also salute KPA for their well-coordinated tactical game they deserved the win,” said Delights coach Donald Liru.