Kenya at the 2019 Women’s Afrobasket (Stats and Photos)


Backrow: Vilma Owino(14), Ann Rose Otieno(9), Mercy Wanyama (13), Silalei Shani Agalo (15), Belinda Okoth (12)
Front Row: Betty Kananu, Deborah Atieno Obunga, Georgia Otieno, Hilda Indasi, Samba Mjomba

The Kenya women’s basketball team qualified for the 2019 Afrobasket as a wild card team. This after they had finished as runners up in the Africa zone 5 qualifiers behind Egypt. The tourney was held in Dakar Senegal starting on 10 August 2019. Due to lack of government support, only 10 players traveled. Also Seline Okumu, Rose Ouma and Felmas Koranga who were part of the team that did duty for the country at the Zone Five qualifiers, had opted out of the team due to personal reasons.

Kenya was placed in group C with Mozambique and Cape Verde. The veteran Silalei Shani Agalo who had retired from international basketball in 2015 made a comeback. But the same issues that plagued the team previously came back to haunt the team. Among other things, the players were paid on a fraction of the daily allowances that they were initially promised. As a result morale was low in camp.

Match 1: Mozambique 55 Kenya 39

Players Min Pts FG 2Pts 3Pts FT REB AST TO STL BLK
 Deborah Atieno Obunga 16 0 0/3         0% 0/3        0% 0/0 0/0 0 0 5 0 0
Betty Samba Mjomba 20 4 2/7     28.6% 2/6   33.3% 0/1 0% 0/0 3 1 3 2 0
 Hilda Indasi 31 6 2/8      25% 2/7    28.6% 0/1 0% 2/2 100% 4 0 3 1 0
Ann Rose Atieno 20 2 1/9     11.1% 1/9   11.1% 0/0 0/0 4 0 1 0 0
Georgia Otieno 09 2 1/2      50% 1/1    100% 0/1 0% 0/0 1 1 0 0 0
 Betty Kananu 24 4 1/6   16.7% 1/3   33.3% 0/3 0% 2/2 100% 2 1 3 1 0
Belinda Okoth 13 2 0/3        0% 0/3        0% 0/0 2/4 50% 4 0 2 0 1
 Mercy Wanyama 29 9 4/14 28.6% 4/13 30.8% 0/1 0% 1/2 50% 12 0 2 1 0
 Vilma Owino 14 4 2/8    25% 2/8    25% 0/0 0/0 6 0 2 0 0
Silalei Agalo Shani 25 6 2/7 28.6% 2/7 28.6% 0/0 2/4 50% 10 1 2 1 0
Total 200 39 15/67 22.4% 15/60 25% 0/7 0%
9/14 64.3% 53 4 16 6 1

 

Match 2 Cape Verde 64 Kenya 57

 

Players Min Pts FG 2Pts 3Pts FT REB AST TO STL BLK
Deborah Atieno Obunga 15 0 0/3          0% 0/3       0% 0/0 0/0 2 0 4 0 0
 Betty Samba Mjomba 17 3 0/4          0% 0/3       0% 0/1      0% 3/4        75% 4 2 3 1 0
 Hilda Indasi 27 14 5/10       50% 3/7  42.9% 2/3 66.7% 2/2      100% 5 3 4 0 0
Ann Rose Atieno 19 6 3/6        50% 3/6     50% 0/0 0/0 4 2 3 1 0
Georgia Otieno 17 1 0/6          0% 0/4       0% 0/2     0% 1/2        50% 4 1 2 0 0
 Betty Kananu 26 6 2/9      22.2% 1/7   14.3% 1/2   50% 1/4        25% 1 1 2 1 0
Belinda Okoth 12 2 0/1          0% 0/1       0% 0/0 2/2      100% 3 0 0 0 0
 Mercy Wanyama 24 10 5/7     71.4% 5/7  71.4% 0/0 0/2          0% 7 0 1 0 1
Vilma Owino 25 15 7/14      50% 7/10   70% 0/40% 1/3     33.3% 11 1 2 1 1
 Silalei Agalo Shani 18 0 0/2          0% 0/2       0% 0/0 0/0 3 1 0 0 0
200 57 22/62 35.5% 19/50 38% 3/12 25% 10/19 52.6% 17 11 20 4 2

 

Match 3: Angola 64 Kenya 51

Players Min Pts FG 2Pts 3Pts FT REB AST TO STL BLK
 Deborah Atieno Obunga 35 7 3/10      30% 2/7 28.6% 1/3   33.3% 0/0 7 3 5 1 0
Betty Samba Mjomba 5 0 0/3          0% 0/1      0% 0/2        0% 0/0 0 0 1 0 0
 Hilda Indasi 37 11 4/11   36.4% 3/7 42.9% 1/4      25% 2/2     100% 3 3 3 1 0
Ann Rose Atieno 10 2 1/3     33.3% 1/3 33.3% 0/0 0/0 2 2 1 0 0
Georgia Otieno 3 2 1/2        50% 1/1  100% 0/1        0% 0/0 0 0 0 0 0
 Betty Kananu 30 5 2/11   18.2% 2/3 66.7% 0/8        0% 1/4       25% 2 2 3 1 0
Belinda Okoth 17 12 4/5        80% 4/4  100% 0/1        0% 4/4     100% 7 1 0 0 2
 Mercy Wanyama 22 6 2/9     22.2% 2/9 22.2% 0/0 2/4       50% 8 1 2 1 1
 Vilma Owino 23 4 1/1      100% 1/1  100% 0/0 2/4       50% 7 0 3 3 1
Silalei Agalo Shani 18 2 1/3     33.3% 1/3 33.3% 0/0 0/0 4 0 0 0 2
Totals 200 51 19/58 32.8% 17/39 43.6% 2/19 10.5% 11/18 61.1% 46 12 18 7 6

 

Individual Statistics

– Spain based Mercy Wanyama was third in the tournament in rebounds with 9.4 rebounds per game

– Belinda Okoth averaged 1.0 blocks per game and finished among the top 5 in the entire tournament

– Guard Hilda Indasi led Kenya in scoring  with 10.3 points per game. She also led Kenya in assists with 2. assists per game

-Vilama Owino led Kenya in steals with 1.3 steals per game

Kenya vs Mozambique Photos


Hilda Indasi Luvandwa


Vilma Owino posts up


Indasi on defence

 


Betty Kananu on defence

 


Deborah Atieno Obunga leading a fast break

Kenya vs Cape Verde Photos


Betty Kananu leading the fast break


Coach Owino giving instructions during a time-out


Silalei Shani on defence


Samba Mjomba driving


Indasi soars above the Cape Verde defence


Vilma Owino going for two

Kenya vs Angola Photos


Angola makes Mercy Wanyama work hard for two points


Anne Rose Otieno sets up the offence


Mjomba drives to the hoop


Silalei Shani defends the post

Indasi receives a pass


Indasi goes glass


Belinda Okoth and Silalei make a concerted effort to defend the paint


Deborah Obunga looking for space

General Photos


Kananu, Shani, Obunga, Mjomba


Anne Rose Atieno


Mercy Wanyama


Vilam Owino


Though happy in this pic, the team had to endure poor treatment

 


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