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Tema Youth finish in sixth place in International Competition

Ghana’s representative in the Temple Jam Basketball Tournament in Lagos, Nigeria-Tema Youth-has completed its run in the competition in sixth place. Tema Youth lost its fifth and sixth classification game 66-67 against Oluyole Warriors at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos; the competition is privately run. Ebun Comets beat Delta …

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Giannis sets career mark with 15 assists vs. Blazers

MILWAUKEE — Triple-doubles are nothing new for Giannis Antetokounmpo, but the one he posted Thursday night against the Portland Trail Blazers stood out. Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 19 rebounds in the Bucks’ 137-129 win, but his career-best 15 assists most caught the attention of coach Mike Budenholzer. “I thought tonight was one of his …

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Simmons drains first career NBA 3-pointer

PHILADELPHIA — It finally happened. After more than two seasons and in his 172nd NBA game, Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons made a 3-pointer. “It feels good to put work in in the summer and it pays off,” Simmons said after Philadelphia’s 109-104 win over the New York Knicks at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night. The moment …

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Late admissions push Sprite Ball qualifiers back

Basketballghana.com understands the late admission of first year students to Senior High Schools this academic year has affected regional qualifiers to determine schools set to compete in the upcoming Sprite Ball Championship. Recently admittedly first year students reported to various second cycle schools in Ghana relatively later than previous years …

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Nigeria, Mozambique book places in Olympic Tournament qualifiers

Nigeria and Mozambique will compete in Pre Olympic Tournament qualifiers in February next year after coming out on top of the tournament. The competition took place at the Maxaquene Indoor Stadium in Mozambique recently with four other nations competing including record Women’s AfroBasket winners Senegal. Reigning African Champions Nigeria beat …

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Doncic posts 35-point triple-double in 25 minutes

DALLAS — Perhaps the most impressive thing about Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic’s statistical line Wednesday night was that it wasn’t surprising. Doncic lit up the depleted Golden State Warriors for 35 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in the Mavs’ 142-94 win. Doncic exited the game for good with a few minutes left in the …

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