Spintex Knights are new on the block on paper but in play, they are not with the team filled several players who have tasted life in the Tema Community 4 Basketball League prior to this season.
The experience counted as Knights moved past home side Tema Community 4 to book its place in the League Finals earlier tonight.
Community 4 lost 40-53 to Knights in the semifinal series of the competition; Knights won Game One thanks to a 48-37 win.
The return of veteran Coach Emmanuel “Rubberman” Quaye to C4’s bench wasn’t enough to overcome his team’s struggles scoring the ball.
The game was tied at 11 at the end of the first quarter but Knights led throughout the rest of the contest en route to the important win.
Knights had major contributions from versatile Forward Samuel Abbey, Center Abdul Bashiru and Guard Kontor Appiah. Guard Fred Asante came off the bench and provided highlight moments in the contest including assisting Abbey on a dunk.
In the follow up game, Defending League Champions Nungua Coldstore recovered from a loss in Game One to clinch a huge 71-43 win over Tema Rockets.
Unlike the first contest where Rockets outmuscled and outfought Coldstore, the younger lads from Nungua came in prepared and went toe to toe with the veteran laden Rockets team.
The first quarter ended tied at 16 and Rockets held a 24-23 lead at half time with Nungua ending the half on a strong note after trailing 16-21 close to the end of the second quarter.
Jonathan Walker and Kwaku Arhin were key figures in an 11 point run for Coldstore that turned the game around and put Rockets away. Coldstore got three point shots late on against a dejected Rockets team to record the 28 point win.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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