Accra Basketball League Men’s Division I outfit Air Force has loopholes that needs working on according to team coach Thomas Ankrah. The team won its first game of the season by beating Teshie Rangers 39-37 in Week Three of the 2016 season.
Ankrah made the statement in an interview with Ghana’s leading basketball hub in the aftermath of the game at the Lebanon House in Tudu, Accra. Despite the win he pointed out to defensive lapses as one area the team will need to work on.
“I feel elated…still there is a problem there (defense) I will continue to hammer that place again. Still there is a problem and I will work on it”.
Air Force lost to Tudu Magic 40-43 in its’ debut game of the season but a buzzer beating three point shot from Point Guard Edward Ofori Sarpong gave Air Force momentum for a better showing in the second quarter.
Burly Forward Benjamin Sowah terrorized Rangers frontline which featured top shot blocker Emmanuel Ocquaye, in the post. However, an improved defensive scheme had Rangers double team Air Forces’ bigs which halted their scoring run.
There was little to separate the two sides with Air Force holding a slim two point lead with six seconds left to play. Rangers Shooting Guard Gabriel Numarworse was fouled on an attempted three point shot but failed to convert from the free throw line to hand Air Force a close win.