Lions Carl Kuzagbe attempts free throw against C2.
Haet (white)- Rockets in action

Ashaiman Lions have tipped off the Tema Basketball League pre season competition with a win over strong side Tema Community 2.

Lions piped Community 2 57-56 in the opening game of the competition dubbed “Campaign Tournament” in tough encounter.

The interesting tie had the game’s lead change several times with Community 2 putting up a strong fight against two time league finalist Ashaiman.

The exciting tie was close to getting postponed due to intermittent rain and grim weather conditions; the wet court had to be worked on extensively before play could commence.

Games were originally scheduled to tip off a week ago but heavy rainfall in Ghana’s capital forced organizers to move the fixtures to this weekend.

Unlike the first game of the round, the second game’s final result was not close as Tema Heat beat Tema Rockets 61-33 in a fairly straight forward win for Heat.

The final game of the round between Francophone Stars and Akatsi Rifles was forfeited after Rifles failed to show up for the game.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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