Saints, Neosasa sail to play-offs

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports -

BY DANN OW’ERRE/ Two Nairobi Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (NBA) teams have al­ready qual­i­fied for this year’s na­tional pro­vin­cial play-offs in Embu on Novem­ber 26-2.

By mak­ing it to the NBA semi-fi­nals to this week­end, Saints and Neosasa Mo­rans also qual­i­fied to the na­tional tour­na­ment that will de­ter­mine the two teams to be pro­moted to Kenya Bas­ket­ball Fed­er­a­tion (KBF) Div Two.

The two made­the cut after win­ning quar­ter fi­nals best of three se­ries 2-0. Saints beat Daystar 53-49 and 49-43 while Neosasa Mo­rans shut out Mt. KenyaNairobi 48-40 and 49-46.

The other two slot will be de­ter­mined to­mor­row as four more teams bat­tle it out. Strath­more Univer­sity play Kenya Chris­tian In­dus­trial Train­ing In­sti­tute while Kenya Methodist Univer­sity play Kivuli.

The se­ries are dead­locked 1-1. Strath­more lost the first game 74-66 be­fore win­ning 52-48 while Kivuli hit Kemu 47-43 be­fore go­ing down hard 81-50 in the sec­ond fix­tures.

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