Air Force (Blue) v Galaxy

A topsy turvy matchup was played out between Tudu Galaxy and Ghana Air Force in the Accra Basketball League (ABL) Women’s Division at the Prisons Court in Cantonments on Saturday.

However, Air Force eked out a 36-28 win after almost blowing a ten point lead in the third quarter as Galaxy rallied to close the deficit.

Galaxy sealed an 8-2 first quarter on the back of Aishetu Malike’s turnaround jump shots. Air Force was sent to the free throw line several times but failed to score.

Air Force went on a seven point run to take a 9-8 lead early in the second quarter. Galaxy Guard Ruth Atibila ended the run with a running layup after teammate Maamata Yusif blocked a shot.

Yusif scored and added one of two free throws layups. Air Force Guard Grace Yinamyah drained a three pointer but Malike’s buzzer beating shot rimmed out as Air Force ended the first half leading 20-13.

Atibila lost the ball that led to a fast break Air Force layup on the other end. Galaxy went on a seven point run to trail 22-25 with 2:22 seconds remaining. The third quarter ended 24-26 for Air Force.

Grace scored an acrobatic layup and added a three pointer to give Air Force breathing room with a 32-26 lead with 3:51 seconds left and Air Force held on for the win.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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