Men’s basketball team to face DRC in AfroCan finals

Written By: Kennedy Langat

The national men’s basketball team, Morans, will face the Democratic Republic of Congo in the AfroCan tournament finals after easing through Morocco 96-66 in the semi-finals.

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In the other semi-final match, Democratic Republic of Congo beat Angola 84-78 to book a date with Kenya in the final to be played Saturday.

Kenya won the first three quarters 27-11, 23-15, 27-20 before going down 19-20 in the last quarter but went ahead to carry the day.

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The Morans were propelled in the encounter by Eric Mutoro who put up a man of the match performance by picking a game-high of 32 points.

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Denmark based Tylor Ongwae added on the second-highest individual score of the night, sinking in 20 points for the Morans while Tom Wamukota and Griffin Ligare picked eight each.

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The Morans went off the first quarter with a 27-11 lead and at half time, the Morans were sailing comfortably and led 50-26, stretching it further to a 77-46 scoreline by the end of the third quarter.

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Skipper Griffin Ligare, Okari and Mutoro were rested in the fourth quarter with Kenya already ahead which Morocco went on to win 19-20.

The Kenyan side had overcome Tunisia in the quarter-finals on Wednesday night to qualify for the semis.

The exemplary performance by Morans saw Kenyans take to social media to congratulate the team for the good show.


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