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Navy, Police extend streak in Accra League Division II

Warriors (white) won the close game.

Police got an unsurprising win over Reformers (Green).

Navy Warriors and Ghana Police have extended their winning streak in the 2017 Accra Basketball League (ABL) Men’s Division II season.

Warriors beat Tudu Galaxy 66-59 in the opening game of the round before Police run over Junior Reformers with an 81-54 win in the final game.

The respective wins for Warriors and Police extend the teams winning runs to four and six in the campaign with Warriors wins coming in the past four games.

Warriors ended the first half leading 32-31 but Point Guard Obed Vorjee opened proceedings in the third quarter with a fastbreak layup in a quarter Navy would go on to win 48-41. Galaxy missed several chances at the rim to close the gap on the leaders.

Navy Shooting Guard Richard Tetteh came off the bench to score in the opening minutes of the final quarter to give his side a 61-48 lead with four minutes remaining.

Galaxy Guard Bajigah Mohammed completed a three point play to cap a magical run by Galaxy while reducing the deficit to six (57-63) in the closing stages but could not recover in time to prevent a seven point Navy win.

Police continues to be the team to beat in the division after winning its sixth game in as many matches; the team now leads the standings with maximum points thus far in the campaign.

A rapid start from Police Guard Ivan Sakyiamah got his side quickly on the board but Reformers duo Mishael Jamani Salifu and Emmanuel Odamtten combined for the latter to score in the paint. Police Guard Benjamin Debrah banked in a three point shot to give his side a 15-10 first quarter lead.

Reformers threatened at stages with Mawusi Kalla and Monsiru Kalla converting jump shots as the game wore on but the young side’s lost its way and turned the ball over on many occasions which profited Police.

The final quarter was the Benjamin Debrah show as the veteran Guard drained four three point shots to stretch the lead.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter

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  1. Benjamin Debrah aka Skywalker is not a Veteran ooo.I have been watching him play since and he still got the same energy I first saw him with and some amazing three point shooting under he’s sleeves……

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