Reformers scored a 59-54 win over Knights in the Accra Basketball League (ABL) Men’s Division II game played at the Prisons Court in Cantonments on Saturday.
Junior Reformers recovered from several deficits in the game to clinch the win as it begins another season in the second tier.
A mix up in Defense from Reformers gave Knights an easy layup to score its final bucket in the second quarter. Knights led 27-23 at the end of the first half; Knights led 14-6 after the first quarter.
Reformers got four points from Ibrahim but Ada’s John Yahaya responded with a beautiful driving layup. A three point shot and a fastbreak layup tied the score at 36. Reformers struggled to score as Knights took a 41-39 lead into the fourth quarter.
Reformers scored five straight points to open the final quarter including a layup off a drive from Point Guard Emmanuel Opare to take a 45-41 lead but gave Knights several second opportunities while failing to gather offensive rebounds.
However, Junior Reformers did enough to take a 57-54 lead with 15 seconds remaining after Knights Joshua Annang drained a three point shot. Reformers got a fast break layup off a turnover to clinch the four point win.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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