The clash was one of four fixtures that marked the opening round of the 2019 league season including one involving defending champions Nungua Coldstore.
Former league winners Community 4 clinched a 42-33 win over Heat who placed second in last year’s league competition.
C4 led 16-10 at the end of the first quarter scoring majority of their points from three point range. Guard Kent Fosu scored a couple with Forward Muhaimin Guba adding a pair of jump shots.
Fred Yeboah scored early in the second quarter and Benjamin Debrah completed a three point shot to reduce Heat’s deficit to two (16-21).
Center Mustapha Ahmed scored during Heat’s big run. A beautiful interchange of passes got C4 Guard Abu open for an easy layup. A tough turnaround jumper from Guba gave C4 a 23-18 second quarter lead.
Third quarter ended 32-22 with C4 leading. Heat started strong in the final quarter closing the deficit to four (28-32) but missed the chance to close further after a fancy play backfired.
Guba got his side back with a three point shot and a jumper with teammate Fosu adding another shot from deep to seal the win.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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