Kawukudi Warriors stunned Ghana Police Service in the latest round of Accra Basketball League (ABL) Men’s Division I games played on Saturday at the Lebanon House Court in Tudu.
Prior to clinching a 64-47 win over Police, Warriors had lost twice in as many appearances and was in danger of falling behind very early in the campaign.
Warriors scored started the game on an 8-0 run with 13 Power Forward Mando getting easy layups after defensive breakdowns from Police. Obed Vorjee saved a misplaced ball in assisting Mando’s bucket in a heads up hustle play.
Moses Abu scored a three point shot before Police Erasmus Dankwah ended Navy’s scoring run with a jump shot. Navy led 22-5 with Police Jephter Addo draining a deep three pointer.
Elvis Pobi-Siaw drained a three point shot and 8 added a layup for Police. Police got five points from Benjamin Debrah including a shot from deep and Pobi-Siaw added a reverse layup to trail 19-29 with 2:30 left in the second quarter. Teams got points down the stretch to end the first half 30-22 for Navy.
Jeffrey Abakisi came off the bench and scored six big points to reduce Police’s deficit to four (31-35) with 2:03 left. Navy Forward Fynn responded with a couple of fastbreak layups. Navy led 38-31 heading to the fourth quarter.
Navy Guard Ernest Ofori got the final quarter’s first points from three point range. Abakisi scored in the paint but failed to complete a three point play. Sylvester Asirifie scored a layup and Ofori completed a three point play. Police Guard Addo scored another deep shot to make the score Police 39-48 with 5:34 remaining.
Navy got six points and Police responded with a Debrah three pointer. Abu iced the game with a layup to give Navy a 64-47 win as Police walked off the court
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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