The game featuring the second and third best teams in the league was played earlier tonight at the Lebanon House Court in Tudu.
Scores remained close in the first half as both teams missed shots in the opening game of Week 9; Dunk Knights beat Ada Knights 65-59 in the second game.
Galaxy led 12-11 at the end of the first quarter. Mohammed Briamah banked in a jumper to give Galaxy a 17-15 in the second quarter.
Panthers Forward Feranmi Olulonyo tied the score. Galaxy Guard Raymond Affram piled on the points for Tudu to lead 24-23 at the end of the first half.
Olulonyo pulled off a beautiful behind the move to beat his man on a coast to coast drive. Panthers Guard Rafiq Mohammed delivered a finger roll layup to reduce his side’s deficit to six 31-37 with little over three minutes left to play in the third quarter. Affram scored twice from the free throw line to give Galaxy a 45-42 lead.
Feranmi ended Panthers scoring drought with a layup to make score Galaxy 55-43 Panthers but Galaxy got enough baskets down the stretch to win 61-53.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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