Braves of Customs made light work of their strongest competitor in the Accra Basketball League Women’s Division by beating Air Force 72-43 at the Lebanon House in Tudu. The round of games was completed by Galaxy’s 37-33 win over Navy.
Like they have done all season long, division leaders and defending champions Braves started out slowly and gradually warmed themselves into the game as the minutes ticked away. Leading 15-13 in the early parts of the first quarter, Braves extended the lead to 15 points (40-25) at half time with Grace Doe completing a three point play and Gloria Gyampoh scoring off a hug offensive rebound.
Recently crowned Female Most Valuable Player Matilda Gordon, started the second half and anchored her side’s dominance despite the efforts of Air Force duo Grace Yinamyah and Annabel Dsane. Sharp shooter Magdalene Fiamekor made the lead insurmountable.
Navy’s inability to close out games continues to dominate the narrative about the team’s latest failure in the division. Despite leading at multiple points in the game, the Alexander Tindani-led side repeatedly allowed the much bigger, more athletic Galaxy side back in the game.
Galaxy’s Naa Shika Moffat and Nancy Otibo played vital roles down the stretch by converting crucial baskets with the game on the line. Selina Quaye also chipped in some momentum swinging shots as Galaxy staved off excellent showings from Veronica Kusi Appiah and Maria Mensah.
Navy is winless in nine attempts.