In a clash involving Tema Community 2 and Tema Rockets, the former outlasted the latter to secure a 40-35 win at the Tema Community 4 Court this past Sunday.
Philip Amralo scored the game’s first points and C2 Prince Owusu responded with four straight points. Daniel Otu Laryea scored for Rockets but C2 responded with a three pointer from Jeffrey Djimatey and a layup from Kofi Attafuah. Enoch Borsah tipped in a basket off his missed attempt. First quarter ended C2 11-8 Rockets.
Laryea and Amralo scored early for Rockets to sandwich a three pointer. Emmanuel Badu got points for C2 to make the score 13-16. The teams traded baskets to end the first half 16-18 with Rockets leading.
Kwame Attafuah completed a three point play to give C2 a 19-18 lead. C2 nailed two straight shots from deep stretching lead to 31-22 with 1:44 seconds left.
Borsah came off the bench and scored a basket and dished a beautiful assist. Owusu scored a rare three point shot from the top of the key as Community 2 took a 34-26 lead.
Borsah scored four points and Amralo drilled a three pointer to cap a nine point run and take a 35-34 lead. C2 tied the score from the free throw line and got the game’s lead from Kofi Attafuah from the charity stripe.
Djimatey scored all three free throws after getting fouled on a three point shot attempt with Kofi Attafuah scoring one of two free throws to clinch the five point win.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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