The exciting round of games had Ghana Police beat Teshie Rangers 61-31, AK Rifles top Don Bosco Giants 28-24 and Ghana Navy beat Tema Community 2 42-33.
Following a 30-17 first half lead, Ghana Police continued to pile on the pressure on Rangers but took a while to register points on the board as shots missed the target.
However, a three point shot from Benjamin Debrah sparked a 10 point run from Police to close out Teshie in the third quarter which ended 41-19 for Police.
Rangers Center Emmanuel Ocquaye scored a layup after grabbing an offensive rebound to make the score 31-55 for Police. That will be the final point Rangers will make as Debrah drained another three point shot to settle matters.
AK Rifles stormed to a seven nothing first quarter lead over Bosco Giants after the game delayed due to a clash of jerseys but got pegged back with a tough response from the Ashaiman-based Bosco to end the first half with an 11-10 lead.
Rifles Marvellous Ocloo scored a three point shot to maintain his side’s lead through the third quarter but Bosco’s Aziz Yambe’s shot from deep gave his side the lead for the first time in the game with an 18-16 lead. Rifles Guard Makafui Agudzemegah regained the lead for the side from Akatsi with a go ahead three point shot.
In the final game, Navy extended the losing run of Community 2 in an exciting game littered with controversies. Center Eric Adoku and Shooting Guard Brew Michael Brew Smith did a lot of damage inside and outside the paint to put away a strong C2 side determined not to lose for the second time to Navy like it did in the preseason tournament.
Matters remained close throughout the game as Navy held unto maximum leads of four through three quarters heading into the final quarter.
C2 created anxious moments with good ball movement but a five point run including two converted free throws from Eric Adoku proved to be the turning point in the final minutes and secured a big win for Navy.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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