2018-2019 GSP Basketball League new boys Spartans Club have handed Suncity Braves its first loss of the season with a closely contested game over the weekend.

Spartans clinched the big win via a 43-42 result in overtime after the game ended at 40 in regular time at the Sunyani Technical University (STU) Court.

Despite the efforts of Week 7’s Top Player Isaac Amponsah, Braves couldn’t nail its eight win of the season. Amponsah contributed a double double in the loss.

Amponsah scored 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and made two steals in the nail biting finish to the game Braves led 24-20 at the half time.

A 10-4 third quarter result for Spartans put them in the lead only to lose 10-12 in the final quarter forcing the game into overtime.

The result was the biggest of the just concluded round and sees the defending league champions lose its winning streak in the campaign.

The win is Spartans sixth in eight games.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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