Multiple times Accra Basketball League (ABL) Women’s Division winners Braves of Customs are closer to winning another title after qualifying to the 2019 Finals.
The team beat Reformers of Prisons 65-34 at the Lebanon House Court in Tudu on Friday, November 8 to progress to the final.
Customs will battle the Ghana Fire Service-Ghana Police Service game winner in a best of three games finals series. Police plays Fire tonight at 16:00 GMT in Tudu.
Reformers trailed 18-26 Braves first half after Prisons ended the half bagging six straight points. Braves missed several layups to extend its lead early in the quarter after getting points inside the paint from front court players Matilda Gordon and Gloria Gyampoh. Berlinda Tawiah scored a jumper in the quarter.
Ellen Seward scored a three pointer early in the third quarter. Promise Ofori scored a fast break layup for Reformers as the team trailed 25-32 with 4:52 remaining. Gordon had a strong performance in the latter part of the third quarter scoring eight points including a turnaround jumper close to the free throw line to give Braves a 46-28 lead.
Gyampoh scored two straight layups including an assist from Rahinatu Dramani. Dramani added a three pointer to put Braves up 52-28 with 7:40 remaining. Gloria Borsah scored to extend Braves lead but Promise Ofori scored four straight points.
The Prisons Guard could have made it five points had she scored a free throw to complete a three point play. Gordon scored for Braves but Ofori exited with an ankle late in the game as Braves won comfortably.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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