Francophone Stars and Tema Heat have progressed to the second round of the 2018 Tema Community Basketball League playoffs.
The pair recorded wins over Teshie Vikings and Teshie Rangers over the weekend at Tema Community 4’s Court to qualify to the next stage.
Francophone beat Vikings 48-36 before Heat rounded off a second straight win over Rangers courtesy a closely contested 57-54 result.
The Teshie sides looked on course to progress after grabbing shock wins in Game One of the respective series but couldn’t get the much needed second win to move to the next stage.
Vikings clinched a 36-33 win over Francophone Stars in Game One but fell 33-51 in Game Two; this is the debut season for Vikings and Stars.
Tema Heat made good on its second seed to come from behind in the three game series to get past seventh seed Rangers.
Francophone and Heat join Nungua Coldstore and Tema Community 2 in the next round with Coldstore and C2 sweeping its series a week earlier.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter