It was pure classic and genius as Ashaiman coasted to a narrow 35-33 victory over Maamobi CYCC in arguably the most closely contested and action-packed game on Saturday.

It was an end to end action on the court as both teams displayed extreme character and mental fortitude to the charging of the fans who had gathered at the University of Ghana basketball court.

Fans were held spell-bound for the four quarters. Both teams were tied at almost all the quarters until the final one which decided the winner.

With seconds left for the buzzer to go, Ashaiman doubled their effort and clinched the deal with the decisive and crucial goal that sent their bench into spontaneous reaction.

‘I can’t believe this because we played against a very discipline and determined side and I’m happy about how it turned out’ Coach Raphael Ahadzi told

‘We’re extremely thrilled and our performance today shows that we would be one of the teams to watch. Any community that underrate us does so at their own peril’

He added: We’re taking a game at a time and am very sure if we keep playing like what we witnessed today, the title will be ours. Let wait and see what happens in our subsequent games.

In the final game on the day, Kaneshie beat Ridge 31-29 in a  highly charged but closely contested game.

It was a shocking defeat for Ridge who have been tipped by many pundits to be the team to beat in season-2 of Community Dunks.

They started on a blistering note but lack of concentration and poor defensive network allowed their opponent to claw back to nip victory right under their feet.

Community Dunks is an initiative of Rite Multimedia and sponsored by Indomie with support from 90 Minutes Newspaper and Metro TV.

By: Patrick Akoto

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