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Warriors triumph while Reformers quench fire

Warriors pummeled Yotive 63-39 in week-7 of the Greater Accra Basketball League on Friday evening at the Prisons Court to move on level points with Tema Youth at the top.

Warriors showed the much intent in the game which was characterized by comedy of errors.

Ironically it was Yotive who begun on a whirlwind fashion with some great technique and sublime piece of skills to dispatch warriors 12-9 in the first quarter despite the presence of inspirational player Tindani Alexander.

They looked the more determined side in the quarter and they took advantage of their superiority to make the quarter count.

But Warriors rediscovered their form which has seen them lost once on the road to tie the score in the second quarter – closing the three points to triumph 19-15.

The game was then set for an explosive final two quarters and both sides battled for the ball with get-up-and-go and athleticism. The eagerness with which the two teams approached the third quarter in their bid to outwit each other, resulted in flawed passes, over elaboration and comedy of errors – but the scoreline at the end of the quarter did not suggest that. Warriors winning 20-9 to make them the clear favorite to run riot over their opponent in the final quarter.

But that was an illusion as Yotive fought back bravely in the final quarter and redeemed their image but it was too little too late as warriors triumphed on the day the day to enhance their chances of upstaging defending champions CEPS and leaders Tema Youth. Warriors tackle Tema Youth next week in the top of the bill clash at the Prisons Court.

Coach of Warriors Abeiku Solomon stole the show with his frolics at the baseline and he reckons he needs to work on the efficiency of his players.

‘They played well today but as you can see they also made a lot of mistakes and so we need to look at that in our next game’. Solomon told basketballghana.com

‘We need to work on the shooting skills and also sharpen their three point attempt in our subsequent matches’.

‘We are happy we won today because if you want to do well in the league, you need to keep winning attitude to inspire confidence. But there is more room for improvement as we move on in the league’.

‘It is getting keener and hotter and the earlier we get into our groove, the better it would be for us. We will savor the moment but we leave need to play better than we did today’. he added.

Meanwhile Reformers recorded a narrow 53-48 win over Fire in the first game at the Prisons Court.

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