Women’s basketball power into semis at Africa Beach Games in Tunisia

The 3×3 basketball team has qualified for the semi-final after edging out Uganda 11-9 in a nail-biting quarter final of the ongoing Africa Beach Games in Tunisia. The girls are now just one win away from a medal prospect. They take on Tunisia in today’s morning’s semi.

Against Uganda, the Kenyan girls almost paid for a series of unfortunate shots, but they held on for the victory. Mary Lisa Omondi starred once again for the Kenyan girls with five points.

“We are delighted to make the semi and we will do our best to get into medal position,” Lisa said after the match.

While Lisa had the biggest contribution of the game in terms of points, it was her Zetech University teammate Medina Okot who delivered the match winning points.

With scores tied at 9-9 and 4.3secs to play, Okot was fouled under the rim and handed two free throws, and she made both.

The Kenyan girls were however handed a tense moment immediately after the restart when Uganda’s Shakira Nanvubya won a foul off Lisa, but luckily she missed both her efforts from the free-throw line.

At the same time, the men’s team finished in fifth place after edging out Benin 13-10 in the ranking match. They had dropped off medal contention after losing to neighbors Rwanda in the quarter finals.

David Gichohi was Kenya’s star-man, hitting eight of the 13 points the team netted.

MG Team

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