Ghana Fire Service recovered well in the second half overturning an 11-17 deficit to clinch a 34-33 win over Ghana Air Force in the Accra Basketball League (ABL) Women’s Division.
The game took place at the Lebanon House Court in Tudu right after Panthers Men’s Division II game against Junior Reformers was concluded; Panthers won the tie 60-45.
Fire’s win was the only one recorded on a day two games in the division were cancelled due to heavy rains.
Air Force held a 4-2 first quarter lead and extended its lead to six points (17-11) at the end of the first half with Grace Yinamyah scoring the final basket from the free throw line.
Carlyn Adjei assisted Paulina Dapaah’s layup and scored a jump shot early in the third quarter. Fire led 23-18 with 2:20 remaining. Fire sent on a four point run with Center Nafisa Iddrissu scoring as her side trailed 22-25.
Adjei scored seven straight points including a three pointer to give Fire a 29-28 lead with 5:23 remaining. Yinamyah converted both free throws as Air Force trailed 31-32 with 1:48 minutes left to play but missed an easy layup as Air Force lost by a point.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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