Two games in the second week of the Accra Basketball League (ABL) second round recorded massive blowouts at the Lebanon House in Tudu, Accra. Air Force took on Fire Service and annihilated Fire 79-32 before defending champions Braves of Customs repeated the outcome by beating Navy 57-19.

With five minutes left to play in the game, Air Force had sealed a win by leading 65-32. Following a painful 51-59 loss to Reformers in the previous round, Air Force’s title ambitions looked dented. However, a complete beat down of Fire Service has placed those ambitions back on track.

Most Valuable Player of the Year nominee Carlyn Adjei was not on her game for Fire in the encounter as she missed a couple of clean looks at the rim. She got stripped by Air Force Memuna Mumuni and scored a layup to make the score 73-32. She did however; deliver a beautiful pass to Deborah Dodoo to score in the paint.


Despite a strong start culminating in scoring eight seconds into the game, Navy couldn’t muster a challenge for the entire game against Braves of Customs. In a first quarter littered with lots of turnovers, Braves Point Guard Grace Doe was a bright spot registering six quick points before Matilda Gordon took over.

The lanky Forward made a strong case to be voted Most Valuable Player of the Year at the upcoming Ghana Basketball Awards with a dominant performance on both ends. She and Gloria Gyampoh turned the game into a block party as they rejected many ill advised shots by the Navy side. Navy remain winless for the season after this lopsided defeat.


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