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Team Cantonments: Low character and lack of team spirit

Cantonments presented a jammed-packed with great action and there was something about the team that many enjoyed during the finals of the 2012 Indomie Community Dunks.

The 2009 winners booked their passage to the epic grand finale after a riveting display during the regional qualifiers.

Guided by a new coach in Prosper Ablor, team Cantonments brought something spectacular to the table despite their failure to win a silverware.

They managed to grind out result in their opening game against Dansoman, strutting their way to 32-23 victory at the centre court at the El-Wak stadium.

Saturday September 8 saw the qualification rounds of a pair of individual competitions from Isaac Ayey and Dennis Norteye.

They came out of the field of high-flyers, ready to do battle to be crowned champions but in the final analysis, their performance came crushing on them after they fell flat to Kawanopado.

Kawanopado routinely exposed team Cantonments in numerous ways, whether it was the pick and roll game, the post up game or catch and shoot bombs.

Cantonments finest performance came in their victory against Asokwa when they absolutely blew the game behind a 12 points outburst from Michael Ninson en route to an explosive finish against the Kumasi-based side.

The capital-based side however slacked their guns and lost grounds against Dansoman and Kawanopado as they bowed out of the competition.

Their head trainer was seen scratching his head and  probably asking what might have gone wrong, after all.

Following a turnover and missed threes from Baffour Sekyere and Ebenezer Gati, Cantonments finally succumbed and crushed out miserably.

“We just failed to glitter on the day. I don’t know what happened to my boys. They simply lost it,” coach Ablor said

“Despite the fact we won the first game, the players went to sleep and allowed our opponents to claw back to grab victory by the scruff off the neck.

“I am very disappointed but we’ll bounce back next year.”

The team lacked athleticism, team spirit and character and were a pale shadow of themselves.

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