Galaxy Basketball Academy couldn’t keep its cool in the final quarter in its very competitive game against Turbo Jets earlier today at the Prisons Court in Cantonments.
Despite heading into the fourth quarter tied on 34 points, Galaxy lost its focus over close calls from game officials and missing shots from point blank range. Galaxy ended up losing 41-49 to Ghana Air Force’s outfit in the 2022 Accra Basketball League Men’s Division II.
Turbo Jets’ Ibrahim Amo scored the game’s first points; Bismarck Addai responded for Galaxy and teammate Raymond Affram scored two fast break layups. Affram’s third attempt was blocked by Robert Nii Kotei. On the opposite end, Samed Nurudeen blocked Selassie Adzadi emphatically.
Amo fed Jerry Archie inside the paint for an easy layup. Nii Kotei scored four points and Emmanuel Lomotey came off the bench to score his first points off a missed three pointer from Adzadi. The game was tied at 10 after the first quarter.
Nii Kotei delivered a breakaway dunk to begin proceedings in the second quarter. John Coleman and Futa Muhlis scored for Galaxy and Amo drained a three pointer for TurboJets. Aminu Mohammed scored a fastbreak layup to give Galaxy a 25-20 first half lead.
Abraham Anokye scored three points for Turbo Jets to trail 23-28 with 4:50 left to play. Rafiq Brimah scored a tough layup and Affram completed a three point play. Anokye scored four more points; Lomotey scored a three pointer and Cyril Klenam added a layup in a strong finish for TurboJets to tie the game at 34. Emmanuel Sarkoh scored off a Brimah turnover and Nii Kotei completed a three point play to take a 39-34 lead.
Archie scored free throws to put Turbo Jets up 41-35 with 4:42 minutes left to play. Klenam scored four straight points as Futa ended Galaxy’s scoring drought with a three pointer. Galaxy missed several good looks at the rim en route to a 41-49 loss
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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