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KPA come short, lose to Alexandria in Africa Club Champs quarters – Capital Sports

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 16 – Kenya Ports Authority’s (KPA) hope of making it into the semis of the Africa Women’s Basketball Club Championships in Maputo fell short after losing 76-70 to Egypt’s Alexandria in Thursday evening’s quarter final.

The Kenyan champions had hoped for revenge against the Egyptians who beat them to the Africa Zone Five title last month, but came three baskets short.

Madina Okot once again put in a shift with a double-double of 10 points and 16 rebounds while Nigerian acquisition Ifunaya Okoro added on a game high 31 points, but it was never enough for the dockers.

KPA skipper Natalie Akinyi in action against Alexandria Sporting. PHOTO/FIBA

Sporting were rallied by their American charge of Cierra Dillard (22), Shayla Cooper (20) and Norhan Ahmed (12).

They had rallied in the last quarter with Okoro leading the charge, but they couldn’t bridge the comeback in what was a tight encounter.

KPA led at the end of the first quarter with half a basket, scores standing at 16-15 before the Egyptians outscored them by four points in the second quarter, the teams going to the break with a 37-34 score in favour of Alexandria.

The dockers stepped off the gas peddle in the third quarter allowing Alexandria to outscore them by five points and despite digging in for a comeback in the last quarter, they couldn’t get through to the rail.

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