Fire Service and Tudu Galaxy have earned wins in the 2017 Accra Basketball League (ABL) Women’s Division games played at the Lebanon House Court in Tudu. Fire Service beat University of Ghana (UG) 36-32 while Galaxy piped Ghana Navy 31-30 in the final game of the round.
Fire Point Guard Carlyn Adjei was brilliant leading her side past a very good UG side that competed battled away till the final seconds. UG Center Naa Shika Moffat drained a late three point shot to cap off proceedings in the first half with UG holding a 16-15 lead.
The second began with UG on top with a couple of treys but Adjei willed her side to a two point deficit (25-27) at the end of the third quarter by scoring six straight points.
Fire’s starting Guard did not let off showing why she was nominated for the Most Valuable Player Award last year with more impressive displays.
However, free throws in the final minutes decided the game’s outcome as Fire outshot UG to claim its first win of the season.
The second game live up to the level of the first as a low scoring first quarter turned out to be an end to end must see game.
After trailing 2-4 in the first quarter, Galaxy ended the second quarter leading 15-13 on the back off a 9-0 run to take an 11-10 lead in the opening minutes of the quarter.
Sleek ball movement from both sides, thrilled fans at the venue as Galaxy extended its lead at the end of the third quarter with a 27-22 lead before clinching the win with just a point difference.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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