Air Force and Galaxy secured crucial wins over Reformers of Prisons and Fire Service respectively in the fifth round of the Accra Basketball League (ABL) Women’s Division which took place at the Lebanon House in Tudu, Accra.
Air Force beat Reformers 61-39 in the opening game and extended its’ winning streak for the season to three as it prepares for a showdown with defending champions Braves of Customs who are also unbeaten. The team dominated the boards grabbing loads of rebounds with a huge chunk going uncontested.
Reformers’ bigs failed to match Air Force intensity on the boards and it was the main reason behind the former’s 19-28 loss after the first half. Air Force Guards Grace Yinamyah and Susan Mills caught the eye with their tenacious defense and hustle play.
Galaxy got back to winning ways after defeating Fire Service 34-24 to condemn Fire to a fourth straight loss in the season. Galaxy’s loss to Braves in the previous round meant the team placed fourth in the standings after two games with three points.
Unlike previous games, Point Guard Carlyn Naa Adjei played the first half off the ball as ball handling duties were dispatched to Nora Asamoah. The change in strategy had Fire compete very well in the first half losing 12-15, but Galaxy adapted and went on to secure a vital win.