Basketballghana.com can report TUSK Foundation has recorded a big 80-44 win over Basketball School Academy (BSA) in the 2021 Accra Basketball League (ABL) Men’s Division II.
The game was one of three matchups played earlier today at the Prisons Court in Cantonments in Accra; Tudu Galaxy recorded a 60-55 win over Kaneshie Swanlakers.
Ebenezer Dowuona of TUSK converted one of two free throws to open the game. Frederick Asante added a three pointer to give Tusk a 4-0 lead; Henry Horlali and Benjamin Ashifie added more points to make the score 8-0. Asante scored another three pointer and Ashifie scored a dunk after receiving a long pass.
BSA called a timeout with 5:52 minutes remaining in the first quarter trailing 0-13. Prosper Adzinu scored a layup off a missed shot to end BSA’s drought with 3:28 minutes remaining. Karim Maina buried a jumper to end the quarter with BSA trailing 4-13
Maina scored a jumper to open the second quarter. Tusk Delah Coffie and BSA Samuel Atta Badu traded baskets; Ashifie and Adzinu did same respectively before Horlali scored twice from the free throw line.
Horlali delivered a dunk and Desmond Kumah added a corner three pointer and Gracefield Attoh got two points from the charity stripe. BSA’s Prince Lumorvi drained a three pointer as Coffie got Tusk’s final points in the first quarter; Tusk led 31-17.
Ashifie and Horlali scored early for Tusk and Maina drained a three pointer as both struggled to score. Attoh and Kumah each scored a three pointer with both teams going to the free throw line often midway through the quarter with Coffie getting a couple of points. BSA’s Godwin Kploanyi scored on back to back drives to the basket to close the quarter with his side trailing 32-52.
Kumah hit a pair of three pointers and Horlali added a pair of his own. Coffie scored an acrobatic layup to add to Tusk’s lead. Melvin Cande went on a five point scoring run by scoring on a drive and hitting a three pointer. Ashifie slammed the ball two handed and Adzinu hit a late three pointer to close the game 44-80.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter