Air Force beat Galaxy in an outstanding Accra Basketball League (ABL) Women’s Division game at the Prisons Court in Accra. The game which was originally scheduled to be played on June 9 had to be postponed following heavy rains that inundated league venues.
In the game, Air Force started out slowly out of the blocks falling 4-14 in the early minutes as the team struggled to cope without leader and Point Guard Annabel Dsane who missed out. Galaxy Guard Karine Quarnum’s deep two point shot bumped up her team’s point tally to 16.
However, Air Force began faring better with the introduction of Susan Mills and Ewenam Agbleke as the pair played excellent perimeter defense culminating in reducing the deficit to eight. The tables turned in the second quarter as Air Force’s rally had Memena Mumuni score on a wonderful drive to make it a point game.
Grace Yinamyah backed down Selina Quaye in the post to score a game leading layup before Mumuni stole the ball from Princess Mensah and extended Air Force’ lead before the break. Galaxy threatened to get even in the third quarter as Center Harriet Hayford completed a three point play and scored two more from the free throw line. Quarnum stole another ball from Yinamyah and scored a layup.
A slick move by Air Force killed off Galaxy’s fight and produced the game’s highlight; Yinamyah grabbed a rebound and made a long quick pass to Mills who dropped the ball off to Mumuni to score.
After falling flat against defending champions Braves of Customs in a 29-48 meltdown, Air Force magnificent display against Galaxy puts them right back in contention.