Novas (red) recorded its first loss of the season.

Ghana Police has beaten Novas Academy in the final league game in the Accra Basketball League (ABL) Men’s Division II played earlier tonight.

The tie which took place at the Lebanon House Court in Tudu had Police clinch a 62-38 win for its third straight win in the season.

Despite having experienced players including backcourt duo Emmanuel Dickson and Benjamin Debrah on its roster, Police had a difficult time putting away the young Novas side.

At the end of the first quarter, Police held a slim 9-8 lead as both sides showed up poorly on the offensive end with the opening exchanges characterized by several misses.

Debrah sank a layup but his side got peppered with a six point run from Novas with Bernard Sewiri draining a three point shot before Police responded with a five point run to end the first half leading 21-20.

Sewiri and Debrah registered three points respectively in a short spell with the latter completing a three point play to give Police a 33-24 lead with 5:30 left to play in the third quarter.

Novas Guard Prince Edem Dagadu scored back to back three point shots but Yaw Mensah’s production for Police maintained his side’s lead.

The battled tested lads from the security service side peeled away in the final quarter drawing from its immense depth of experience to clinch the win with Mensah delivering a Eurostep and finishing with a layup.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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