Basketball: Dynamites tackle Delight today in race for play-offs slot

University of Nairobi’s Dynamites have their work cut out as they seek to cement their place in the top eight with victory against Western Delight in a Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) Women Premier League match today at Nyayo Stadium gymnasium.  

Despite being new in the top tier, Dynamites have ensured they are placed within the best eight, enhancing their chances of advancing to the knockouts.

They are seventh with 19 points from seven wins and five losses.

Faith Atieno who has been the engine of Dynamites will be looking to anchor her side to their eighth win of the season.

In other matches lined up today, second on the log Storms will take on former champions Eagle Wings while African Nazarene University (ANU) will play Kenyatta University (KU) Oryx.

Tomorrow, Strathmore University Swords will be hoping to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat to Storms and beat Eagle Wings.

Western Delight will complete their city tour against Tangit Sparks while Zetech University will play ANU.

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Ulinzi Warriors will tackle KCA University (KCAU) tomorrow in the hunt for more points to cement their men’s Premier League top spot.

Warriors will, however, be without their main man Eric Mutoro and Joseph Khaemba who are away in Bamako, Mali on national duty.

They will be looking to complete a double against the students who they beat 51-38 in the first leg.

The former league winners are at the peak of the standings with 29 points two more than champions Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) who are second.

A win for the soldiers will see them open a four point gap between them and KPA and six with third Thunder who have 25. Newcomers Emyba will be on a mission to bolster their chances of making the play-offs when they take on World Hope today and Umoja tomorrow.

Double victory will see Emyba who are currently sixth on the log enhance their chances of sealing a last eight slot on their first attempt. World Hope and Umoja, on the other hand, will be looking to revive their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stage.

Umoja who were bundled out in the quarters last season will clash with KCAU today in their first weekend encounter. KCAU, Umoja and World Hope are eighth, ninth and tenth respectively on the standings.

In men’s Division One, second on the log UON Terror have two matches lined up this weekend at the United States International University of Africa outdoor courts. They take on KU Pirates today and KDF Morans tomorrow.

Double victory will spur second on the log Terror to the top of the standings. They are currently second with 31 points, one adrift Blazers.

Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers waived JR Smith on Monday, gaining salary cap space after failing to trade the NBA veteran. The Cavs released Smith before his $15.6 million contract for next season became guaranteed. 

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