Two Braves of Customs games in the Accra Basketball League (ABL) got cancelled in the aftermath of an electric fault at the Lebanon House Court in Tudu.
Braves Male Team was scheduled to play Adenta Leopards in a clash between the top two ranked teams in the Men’s Division I.
Customs Female Team did play against bitter rival Police but the game came to an abrupt end early in the third quarter due to power failure.
Contingency plans to restore power failed to materialize forcing officials to postpone the game to a yet to be known date.
The announcement was a sad way to end the final regular season clash between the top duo; Braves has a win earlier in the campaign and scored another win over Police in this year’s CAP7 Memorial Tournament.
Georgina Ntow and Sadat Barkisu scoring early for Police after Matilda Gordon scored first for Braves. Gordon injured her knee on the drive and sat out the rest of the quarter. Berlinda Tawiah assisted Gloria Gyampoh for an easy layup but Police scored late to lead the first quarter 11-6.
Gordon snatched an offensive rebound and scored for Braves but Augustina Afful scored for Police on the ensuing possession. Braves went on a 10-0 run to take a 19-16 lead with 4:46 remaining. Ntow ended the run with a hard drive to the rim. Gordon and Barkisu traded jumpers right before Gordon delivered a huge block on Ntow’s attempted shot on a fast break. Gloria Gyampoh scored the first half’s final basket after Police turned the ball over with six seconds remaining. Braves led 27-20.
Rashid Huudu came off the bench to score a three pointer and Barkisu scored a tough shot as Police trailed 26:29 with 8:05 remaining.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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