The Accra Basketball League (ABL) Women’s Division drew up two fantastic games of pure quality that had the Prisons Court in Cantonments buzzing. For the first time in almost a fortnight, Ghana’s capital Accra had a rare beam of sunlight which ensured league games could commence as scheduled.
Defending champions Braves of Customs extended its’ winning streak to four by beating then unbeaten side Air Force 48-29 in the opening game. Galaxy followed it up with a 36-34 win over Navy in an exciting game.
Braves ended Air Force’ winning run with a slew of consistent work rate aided by a deep bench and some luck as Air Force failed to capitalize on a strong showing in the early minutes. Leading 7-0 at the start of the first quarter, Air Force’ balanced offense fell apart as the game wore on especially when starters began to tire and just two substitutes available.
After surviving the initial scare, Braves breezed through the rest of the game sealing a major win in the process.
Navy Coach Alexander Tindani’s promise of building a contender looks to be on the brink of fruition following his sides pulsating encounter with Galaxy. Navy started brilliantly by taking a commanding 15-7 lead at half time with the likes of Victoria Vuvor and Maria Mensah scoring beautifully on drives.
However, Galaxy’s players size began to overpower Navy’s undersized team culminating a scorless run in the third quarter. Some eye catching three point shooting from Guard Victoria Kusi, ensured matters remained close in the last seconds but wasn’t enough to cancel out the deficit albeit on the back off several missed chances from the free throw line.