Icons Basketball Academy has recorded an impressive win over Ghana Navy Basketball Team in the 2021 Accra Basketball League (ABL) Men’s Division II Regular Season.
The Academy side clinched a 63-56 win over Ghana Navy at the Prisons Court in Cantonments in Accra to build on what has been a very good campaign thus far.
Muslim Fayad and Gideon Segbe scored their respective teams first points in the game. Icons Prince Dagadu grabbed an impressive offensive rebound to setup Bernard Dushie for a layup.
Ashietey Ollenu and Richard Donor scored for Navy but Icons’ Nana Sefa Sakyi got back with a three pointer. Thomas Addo scored six points to give Icons a 17-16 lead. Donor missed two free throws to close out the first quarter.
Donor made amends for his free throw misses by grabbing a long pass to score a layup. Dushie scored to put Icons up 20-19 midway through the second quarter. The teams traded baskets in a quarter played at a fast pace that ended with Icons holding a 28-27 lead.
Dagadu extended Icons lead but proceeded to miss an uncontested dunk. Donor tied the game with 5:20 minutes remaining after gathering a missed Ollenu layup to score. Navy got points off the charity stripe through Richard Tetteh and Lawtey Tawiah. Abdul-Rahim Allotey scored via a put back dunk for Icons.
Icons regained the lead by making shots off strong athleticism via Carl Nii Quartey and Allotey. Icons took a 39-35 lead into the final quarter off a made three pointer from Paul Adzowu.
Segbe extended Icons lead by scoring six points sandwiching Selasi Wornyo’s fast break layup. Dushie stole the ball and assisted Adzowu to give Icons a 47-37 lead after 2:06 minutes played. Alexis Yussif scored for Navy and Fayad completed a three point play as Navy trailed 47-53 with 3:35 minutes left to play.
Dushie completed a three point for Icons; Donor got back to back layups for Navy. Ollenu got a three pointer for Navy to trail 54-56 with 50 seconds remaining in the game. Adzorwu scored two free throws to extend Icons lead to four and added another layup after making a late steal. Dushie and Adzorwu drained free throws to win the contest.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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