Fire topped University of Ghana (UG) 42-31 in the opening game and Galaxy emerged victors in the battle of the high flying sides in the division thanks to a 28-19 win over Ghana Navy.
UG took a quick 11-7 lead in the first quarter with Ellen Seward converting consecutive jump shots. However, Fire took control of the second half and the game as it is with Point Guard Carlyn Adjei dominating play.
The 2016 Most Valuable Player nominee began her onslaught on the tertiary side with a flurry of layups to give her side a 17-15 lead with 3:23 left to play in the quarter before delivering a deep three point shot after a beautiful pump fake.
Seward scored a three point shot of her own in the opening minutes of the third quarter but Adjei answered with more output on offense and delivered the highlight play of the game with a no look pass for Theresa Dodoo to score a wide open layup.
In a battle between the two brightest spots in the division this season, Galaxy came out victorious in a close game. Navy started the game on a wobbly note but recovered from 2-7 deficit to claim a 10-8 first quarter lead.
Thanks to solid defense and some wayward shooting from Navy, Galaxy capitalized on a 11 point run in the second quarter to take the game’s lead again with a 19-10 lead at half time.
In a highlight play, Last season’s MVP nominee Selina Quaye combined beautifully with Elalena Amuah to set up Aishetu Malike for a converted jump shot.
Navy’s scoreless run was broken in the third quarter with four minutes left to play by Guard Kusi but Galaxy kept scoring to neutralize Navy Guard Maria Mensah’s deep three point shot which reduced the deficit to nine.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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