Adenta Leopards produced another strong performance en route to beating Kawukudi Warriors earlier today at the Prisons Court in Cantonments.
Leopards recorded a 68-46 win over Warriors in a 2021 Accra Basketball League (ABL) Men’s Division I Regular Season matchup. The 2019 League Finalist recorded its second win on the bounce after falling to Reformers of Prisons.
Leopards’ Emmanuel Mensah hit two three pointers in a quick start for both teams as Warriors got points from Faithman Oklu off a turnaround jumper. Leopards trailed 8-10 with 4:09 remaining. Treasure Botchwey scored to complete the comeback and Leopards a 13-10 first quarter lead.
Oklu opened the quarter with a jumper and Abdul-Salim Hussein scored six points to give Warriors a 20-16 lead with 5:22 minutes left in the first half. Gladson Evergreen hit a three pointer and Leslie Kormedodor completed a three point play in this run.
Navy’s Elliot Dagyawa tied the game at 22 but Leopards Joseph Agger hit a three pointer to give Leopards a 25-24 lead. Agger scored four straight points including a layup off a eurostep move to give Leopards a 38-24 half time lead.
Samuel Atiapa slammed the ball and Kormedodor scored a jumper after shaking off his man with a jab step to end the third quarter 53-33.
There was controversy on the sidelines leading to the start of the final quarter as Warriors Coach Alexander Tindani challenged a call by an official that forced the game to stop for an extended period.
Navy went on a 5-0 run with Obed Vorjee scoring a three pointer and Oklu adding two points. Agger scored a trio of three pointers to end the run.
Abdul-Salim scored for Navy in between Agger’s run. Oklu and Dagyawa scored for Navy; Kormedodor responded for Leopards to end the game.