Defending Accra Basketball League (ABL) Champions Reformers of Prisons earlier today before its home fans at the Prisons Court grabbed another solid win in its quest to clinch a second league title in a row.
Prisons beat Ghana National Fire Service in the Men’s Division I thanks to a 59-45 win though both teams missed several shots inside the paint.
Prior to the game, Adenta Wolves lost 47-70 to El Wak Kings in the Men’s Division II at the same venue.
Fire trailed 3-7 to Prisons with 5:07 minutes remaining in the first quarter. David Laryea scored the game’s first points from three point range. Ibrahim Barbuoso, Gabriel Ashaley and Nana Kwame Adjei scored points for Prisons during this run. Fire’s Bashiru Moro buried two free throws to close the quarter; Prisons led 9-5.
James Amotoe scored four straight points and Kingsley Whyte added a layup off a fast break. Ernest Ottu Laryea and Emmanuel Ocquaye buried jump shots for Fire. Mubarak Alhassan scored late for Prisons to take a 23-15 first half lead.
Raymond Abagi and Amotoe drilled three pointers early in the third quarter for Prisons. Dennis Dugbenu scored a jumper and Ottu Laryea drove deep into the paint and fed Ocquaye to score an easy layup.
Moro went coast to coast to register a layup profiting from a Prisons turnover. Barbuoso drilled a jumper close to the free throw line for Reformers in response. Prisons led 35-26 at the end of the third quarter.
Ashaley and Laryea traded baskets to open the fourth quarter. Prisons Adamu Saadu came off the bench and scored six crucial points all by way of layups. Ocquaye absorbed a ton of contact but converted a layup; he did miss the ensuing free throw to complete a three point play.
Barbuoso buried a corner three pointer and Amotoe completed a three point play. Gilbert Woode’s three pointer was sandwiched by deep shots from Amotoe and Barbuoso. The Prisons pair combined to end the game with aplomb as Barbuoso delivered an alley Oop pass for Amotoe to slam the ball home for a 59-45 Prisons win.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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