For the second year in a row, Ghana Police Service has emerged winners of the Accra Basketball League (ABL) Women’s Division.
The team beat bitter rival Braves of Customs 80-59 in Game 2 of the Finals Series at the Lebanon House Court in Tudu on Saturday, November 16.
Police rolled into yesterday’s game with a 48-45 win in Game One and blistering shooting display from Queen-Eze Dadzie proved crucial to Police’s dominant win.
Police trailed 15-16 at the end of the first quarter. Mavis Matey converted two free throws to give Police a 17-16 lead and Barikisu Sadat scored to extend Police’s lead. Gloria Gyampoh tipped in a rebound and Matilda Gordon hit a jump shot off a Police turnover to give Braves a 24-19 lead with 6:21 minutes remaining in the quarter.
Georgina Ntow completed a three point play to end Braves run. Berlinda Tawiah and Gordon scored to restore Braves four point lead (28-24) with 2:42 remaining in the quarter. Ntow tied the game at 28 before Dadzie hit a three pointer and Matey scored a fast break layup to put Police up 31-29. Dadzie scored to give Police a 33-29 first half lead.
Police turned the ball over several times early in the third quarter and Braves profited from the giveaways to trail by one until Matey’s fast break layup. The teams traded baskets and Anita Bonney’s free throw put Braves up 40-38 after 4:48 minutes played.
Gyampoh delivered the highlight play by converting a a fade away jump shot. Dadzie hit a three pointer and Ntow completed a three point play to give Police a 48-46 lead with 1:49 minutes left to play. Back to back three pointers from 13 extended Police’s lead (58-47) heading to the final quarter.
Braves got a pair of three pointers from Tawiah and one from Afia Kobi Agyemang. Police got points from Barikisu and Ntow to lead 69-59 with 5:13 left in the game. Dadzie hit a pull up three pointer off a dish from Mantey to give Police a 74-59 lead with 1:49 minutes left and sealed the win with another shot from deep.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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