Braves Forward Aryee keeps ball inbounds against Fire Service in 2022 ABL Men's Division I.

Ghana Fire Service Men’s Basketball Team made a quick start to life in its game against Braves of Customs but couldn’t maintain its momentum only to end up losing by eight points.

Braves clinched a 64-56 win over Fire Service in the 2022 Accra Basketball League (ABL) Men’s Division I at the Prisons Court in Cantonments.

Fire passed up on open looks at the rim and missed a handful of layup attempts; the team played without frontcourt of Bashiru Moro and Emmanuel Ocquaye.

Match Report

Steve Foster scored six of Fire Service’s first eight points in the game. Gilbert Woode setup Jibril Musah for a layup with a no look pass. Musah then added a three pointer for Fire. Baniba Dodzie and Nii Kwatey scored three pointers for Braves. Daniel Aryee added two more points for Braves as his side trailed 13-17 at the end of the first quarter.

Woode scored a three pointer but Braves responded in quick fashion with four points from Aryee and a layup from Hashim Brimah. Dela Kwofie setup Kwatey’s three pointer with a beautiful find to give Braves a 22-20 lead. Back to back three pointers from Kontor Appiah and a Kwofie jumper put Braves up 36-27 at half time. 

Woode’s three pointer ended Braves scoring run with a three pointer early in the third quarter. Brimah and Kwofie had registered points for Braves in the earlier possessions.

Kwatey buried a three pointer; Isaac Cudjoe and David Laryea responded for Fire; buzzer beating three pointer got Braves to end proceedings in the third quarter Braves led 49-37.

Dodzie scored a jump shot to put Braves up 55-46 with 4:58 minutes remaining. Dodzie’s shot came on the second straight possession Braves moved the ball very well; Aryee scored a jumper off the earlier possession.

Laryea showed off nifty footwork to score four straight points. Aryee’s layup was sandwiched by three pointers from Woode and Musah to end the game.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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