Women’s Basketball teams of Air Force and Prisons respectively scored impressive wins over Navy and Fire Service on the opening day of the Greater Accra Women’s Basketball League which took place at the Lebanon House in Tudu, Accra.
The new season came to life yesterday after weeks of delay due to technical reasons with Air Force beating Navy 45-37 and Prisons obliterating Fire 62-30 in the second game. Air Force had a huge 21-12 lead after the first half and looked to be in firm control of the game.
Navy Coach Alexander Tindani made the necessary adjustments to halt Air Force offense. The change in tactics proved fruitful as Adelaide Dsadie and Nafisa Mumuni of Air Force got man marked out of the game.
On offense, the likes of Rashida Tetteh and Amanda Kusi did the magic for Navy as they exchanged scoring duties for the team. A flurry from both teams had the game’s lead change hands on several occasions.
However, Dsadie Adelaide scored a crucial three pointer to give Air Force an unassailable 45-37 lead.
Prisons had won their game against Fire before the start of the last quarter having had an insurmountable 44-21 lead.
With Point Guard Carlyn Adjei fouling out of the game, Fire lacked the sparked to mount a challenge who went on to lose 30-62.
The day’s final game between Police Ladies and Galaxy was forfeited due to Police’s inability to complete registration of players. Galaxy had the game’s win and points handed to themcourtesy a walk over.