2023 Africa Women’s Basketball League: Egypt’s Alexandria Sporting silence Kenya Ports Authority to top Group A


Egyptian giants Alexandria Sporting Club (ASC) delivered a masterclass in the decisive Group A match of the Africa Women’s Basketball League (AWBL), outplaying Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) with a resounding 102-77 victory.

The win solidified ASC’s position at the top of the group, as both teams had remained undefeated until this clash.

ASC set the pace early, racing to a 12-4 lead. KPA initially closed the gap to 14-12, sparked by Rita Aluoch’s precision, but ASC’s formidable offense soon overwhelmed Antony Ojukwu’s squad.

A relentless 24-point surge, peppered with five three-pointers, dismantled KPA’s defenses.

The Egyptian team’s dominance was evident as they finished the first quarter with a staggering 39-14 advantage, leaving KPA in disarray.

The momentum carried into the second quarter, with Nadine Yasser intercepting a pass and landing a jump shot that expanded ASC’s lead to a daunting 30 points.

KPA, facing a significant deficit, struggled to find their rhythm. Despite efforts to regroup and counter ASC’s offensive onslaught, the Kenyan team could not recover from the initial blow dealt in the game’s early moments.

ASC’s victory was a testament to their strategic preparation and execution. In contrast, KPA’s coach acknowledged the setback, emphasizing the poor start as a critical factor in their defeat. With the quarterfinals ahead, KPA is looking to bounce back and aim for a strong finish in the tournament.

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