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Cantonment coach hails player’s fighting spirit

Cantonment head coach Prosper Ablor has hailed the fighting spirit of his team after they rallied from behind to beat Nima-Maamobi in the Indomie Community Dunks last Saturday.

The Yellow submarines looked destined to suffer a humiliating defeat against the host in the first and second quarters as they trailed by 10-4.

But the intensity of the game between the two powerhouses escalated to an all time high at the CYCC basketball court with some dashing displays from both teams.

The two sides waged an epic battle that undoubtedly left penty of bruises and broken hearts in Nima-Maamboi but thankfully no broken bones.

The Cantonment side came into the third quarter with an amazing fighting spirit, they prevailed a very physical game, triumphing eventually 26-22, but for most of the final quarter, one or two points separated the two behemoths.

Cantonment never yielded, but did look at times, especially in the first and second quarter, as they would have survived.

But the team’s defence, and its ability to challenge their opponent from 10 feet and into the basket, kept them within touch.

“We realized they were very strong and so we had to adopt a new strategy to neutralize their attack,” Ablor said in a post-match interview.

“Our players were struggling to keep hold of their best player – Chris Archer and so I put Isaac Aryee on him and they couldn’t play again,”

“Since then we became consistent, they had three boys at times four in the zone and it was difficult to get shots.

“But we were patient and pounced on their mistakes and that’s exactly what you saw today,”

“We became aggressive in the pick and roll and that allowed us to get fouls and so we are very happy to have started on a positive note and hopefully we can continue from here.”

Cantonments will next come up against bitter rivals Ridge who were thumped 43-20 by Burma camp on Saturday August 11.

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