The Accra Basketball League (ABL) 2016 season is in its’ fifth week and as teams surge up the standings, others keep tripping down the perking order. In the women’s division, defending champions Braves of Customs is on a winning streak clinching three wins in games played thus far.
However, their enviable record has been matched by Air Force following the team’s superb performance in sweeping aside Reformers of Prisons. The latter lost 39-61 at the Lebanon House in Tudu, Accra as Galaxy beat Fire Service 34-24. Since recording two quick wins over Navy and Fire Service (62-30), the team has stumbled in its’ quest to end Braves dominance in the division following losses to Galaxy and Air Force.
The latest loss was pretty much confirmed after the third quarter as the team trailed 27-45 having not shown any urgency in going for rebounds and defending. Poor rebounding has plagued the team since the start of the season and the bad trait popped up again against Air Force. Reformers has relied heavily on its back court to bail the team out after losing out on loose balls and second chances.
In Elizabeth Atebkah, Augustina Amuzu and Promise Ofori, the Prisons team has a trio of penetrating Guards who can cause damage from deep as well. However, in situations where shots do not fall as in the case of their two losses, the team struggles to churn out points.
Reformers play Braves on June 9 on their home court-Prisons Court- in Cantonments, Accra.