SakumonoSakumono Chargers got knocked out of the Rush Community Basketball Tournament following their latest defeat to the Cape-Coast Bears. The Bears won the game 68-65 to claim its’ first victory in the tournament.
The defeat meant the Chargers officially became the first team to exit the tournament after six weeks.
Coming into the game, both teams needed victory after suffering two defeats respectively.
Cape-Coast’s Alfred Davis was one of three players to score in double digits. His 18 points ensured the Bears stay in the tournament and setup a game against the Osu Hawks on December 6th.
The Chargers put up a good fight to keep matters very close heading into the latter quarters of the game. However, the Bears tremendous work on the boards that led to lots of scoring opportunities condemned them to their third straight defeat.
Power Forward Kwame Boamah Djan was the only player from the Sakumono team to record double digits in scoring and rebounding. He scored 19 points and gathered 16 rebounds.
On the reasons why they lost, the star forward lamented on his team’s poor rebounding and not falling back on defense.
The Chargers were without regular starters Nana Agyei Owusu at Point Guard and Small Forward John Karikari.
Alfred Davis started out strong in the first quarter by scoring six straight points off fast breaks. The Chargers finally put in a shift on defense through Kwame Boamah’s two amazing blocks. At the end of the first quarter, the score stood at 14 apiece.
The Bears gained the lead before half time by being grabbing lots of rebounds and forcing turnovers. The Chargers couldn’t deal with the energy displayed by the Bears who gained the lead with five minutes left in the second quarter. The quarter ended on a jaw dropping note as stand in Point Guard Sidney Larbie made a three-point shot from inside his own half with time running out.
The scores were tied at 50 with just less than six minutes left in the fourth quarter. Chargers Center Selasi Gamadeku made a jumper to give Sakumono a 52-50 lead but turnovers caused them to surrender the lead as Cape-Coast made buckets in the ensuing possessions.


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