Kawukudi Warriors earlier today secured a 52-48 win over Ghana Police Service Basketball Team in the 2021 Accra Basketball League (ABL) Men’s Division I Regular Season.
The game was played out at the Prisons Court in Cantonments in Accra and had Warriors end the first half leading 27-20. It was the first of three league games honoured at the venue.
Police trailed 20-27 at half time but tied the game after 3:25 minutes in the third quarter. Elvis Pobi-Siaw drained a three pointer and Derrick Tagoe added scored a layup on a fast break to give Police a 29-27 lead.
Faithman Oklu scored four straight points to restore Navy’s lead. Navy Lewis Bediako and Pobi-Siaw traded three pointers to end the third quarter with Navy leading 37-35.
Police Richard Afedi tied the game at 37 with Police’s first possession in the final quarter. Navy Bediako responded by scoring eight straight points to give Navy a 45-39 lead with six minutes remaining. Khalid Abdela and Benjamin Omari scored for Police as Oklu and Edem Elliot scored for Navy.
Emmanuel Dickson scored three points to make the score Police 47-49 Navy before Navy Samuel Arthur converted one of two free throws with 1:42 minutes left. Police missed key free throws down the stretch to tie the game. Edem made a crucial block on Abdela to maintain Navy’s two point lead.
Hussein Abdul-Salim scored one of two free throws to put Navy up 51-48 with 19 seconds left. Arthur did same to ice the game.