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  • #31
    2010 gabl update: Gabl standings as at the end of week 4 ending april 24


    • #32

      Box Score


      • #33
        Week 5: Warriors vs Hoops

        BOX SCORE


        • #34
          Standings at the end of week 5


          • #35
            "amazing happened"

            "AMAZING HAPPENED"
            words THEOPHILUS MENSAH photos ELLIS LAMPTEY
            May 13, 2010

            LEBANON HOUSE- To put it simple, everybody was surprised. Many of the fans at the game still held the believe that TY would win this game even in the last minute only to witness the biggest upset of the season.

            C.Y.O harassed TY at the low post very well

            It was a game of strength, athleticism and well structured play versus undersized, determination, will to win and a very fundamental game. C.Y.O played the most fundamental game one could think of making very good use their quickness on most of the runs. Most of C.Y.O's players just stood to the occasion playing vital roles on the road to the win. Both starters and subs came into the game with the same positive attitude to pull the surprise. Rasta, Sarfo and Onana were just on fire for C.Y.O.

            The truth is Tema Youth didn't play bad, they played very good basketball but they over stuck to their offensive play which involve a lot of post up game. But then C.Y.O was playing zone defense so there was no way posting up would have helped the situation. A lot of ball movement and shooting would have helped to them to open up the C.Y.O defense.

            C.Y.O led the first and second quarters. TY was then able to square at 54 at the end of the third quarter. TY failed to take advantage of the draw and C.Y.O broke away again leaving TY to rather try to catch up to everybody's amazement.TY then got into foul trouble with four of their starters fouling out at crunch time.

            Then came the daily match day saga of complaints of poor officiating (watch out for a feature on officiating soon)

            But after all said and done "Amazing Happened in Gh Basketball"

            Last edited by capecoasthoops; 05-17-2010, 07:16 AM.


            • #36
              Reformers regroup

              REFORMERS REGROUP Posted by ReboundGH

              Ghana Prisons Service Basketball team (Reformers), today regained confidence after loosing a game to hoops last Saturday to Hoops at Lebanon House. Reformers played against a not-so-well-organized Fire team which had most its vital players either showing up late or not showing up at all for the game. Reformers were on fire from the on set of the game, taking a quick 10 - 2 lead at the end of the first quarter.

              The home team just stuck to basic basketball, playing very good defense resulting in a several fast break advantages throughout the game. Fire on the other hand was trying to use their big guys, Efe and Dela get to them high percentage buckets in the paint but it didn't work so well as Reformers were very eager on their team box outs and rebounding.

              Getting to the end of the game, it was clear experience and team play had won Reformers the day. Fire played too much of an individual game and failed to swing the ball around in most cases.Fire is now on a two game loosing streak and should be quite careful sine they still have a couple of tough matches to play before the season ends.


              • #37
                WARRIORS WORSEN YOTIVE'S WOES Posted by ReboundGH
                words Theophilus Mensah photos Ellis Lamptey

                Cantonments - Yotives came into the game knowing that they had to win. They had lost 6 out of their last seven games played and are on the brink of possible relegation to the second division come next season. Warriors also were coming from a one game win after previously loosing closely to TY in the "best match of the season so far".

                Yotive started out strong getting buckets early in the first quarter. Most of the damage caused by Yotive was a result of Richmond's sharp shooting on the day. He hit 4 treys in the game, two of those in the first minute of the first quarter. Warriors' Ezekiel Odonkor showed up late and couldn't be in the starting five. He came in wit about 5:30 left on the clock and made Warriors' first 12 points getting to the end of the first and at the beginning of the second. But Yotive still managed to take the first 9 - 12.

                The results of the first quarter caused the already talkative coach of Warriors, Abeiku Solomon to become more animated. He just couldn't sit down. He yelled out instructions to his team all day Yotive lacked a good bench and they suffered for it from the second quarter on. They just couldn't match Warriors strength and aggressiveness. Paul Eta was himself all day for Warriors. he played very tough on the defense grabbing a good number of boards for his team. Ezekiel and Varranda also played their usual stepping up when their team needed them most. It was now a no show for Yotives as the third started, they were unable to match the Warriors no matter what they did. it was a 63 - 39 blow out by the end of the day.

                Are Warriors now ready to face Tema Youth? ....many questions could be asked about both sides before that crucial encounter ensues.


                • #38
                  Standings at the end of week 7 ending may 15, 2010


                  • #39
                    MAGICIANS meet the HOLY FAMILY Posted by ReboundGH

                    words Theophilus Ellis Lamptey

                    LEBANON HOUSE - Tudu based Magic meets Mataheko based Holy Family tomorrow at the Lebanon House (named the evil forest by the Magic team). Magic is looking better right now with a team PPG of 53.7 compared to the 49.7 of HF. Beefing up their squad at the mid season with two hard working forwards (Daniel Danso a.k.a dee double and Ataa Anu). They also come into this game having won their last game after loosing to CEPS the before. It is very certain their 40 point blow out of the Jets has really increased the confidence and morale of the team. The entire Magic team just stood to the occasion that day. With Tsatsu, Theo and Francis Blocking shots, Ivan and Jordan knocking down shots from range and everybody else playing their roles well like they did, HF will have a lot to ponder over on both ends of the floor. They are currently placed 7th on the standings with 11 points and only separated from Holy Family at the 6th position by a 10 PD.

                    Magic huddle up before the Turbo Jets game

                    Holy family are not looking good right now but their certainly not looking bad neither. its been a tale of bad luck for them this season. Their coach was suspended during their game with TY. Their biggest weapon in the form their big man is not playing good due to an injury he obtained in the TY match. Djimatey is not playing too well and to make matters worse they've lost their last three matches.

                    HF's big man, Gemain playing with injury

                    But then this is basketball; anything can happen ( I need not remind you C.Y.O's upset of TY). Holy Family's coach returns from suspension as well and magic will certainly come in with their A game to maintain their rise in the L. We wait to see what X factor helps either team to win.


                    • #40

                      Time to rebound...the entire game was full of strong and physical defense

                      LEBANON HOUSE - The Magic team can certainly continue to call Lebanon House the "evil forest". They are 4 - 4 at their home court. They won their second straight game there after a 3 game loosing streak at the prisons court in Cantonments.

                      This game for me, over lived its expectation. It was fun filled and competitive through the entire 40 minutes of action. Both teams started the game playing very good quality defense not allowing any cheap shots under their watch. The game was aggressive on both sides of the floor and was becoming sought of barren until Magic's PG, Jordan knocked down two pointer 3 minutes after tip off that set things off. HF won the quarter 8 - 6. Mainly due to the fact that Magic's players made a couple of bad defensive decisions.

                      Ivan grabs a rebound for Magic

                      Magic simply took charge from the second quarter, quickly taking a 6 point lead early to leave HF trailing all day. Magic's players once again rose to the occasion apart from dee double who didn't have a very good day and had limited playing time. Their front courts performance was just amazing, they held HF's big man to less production the entire game. Rebounds were their job for the day, if u ask me and more importantly they hit those high percentage shots in the paint on the offense as well.

                      As predicted in the preview, HF had their own problems to deal with, Germain played full time with a not so well healed rib injury, Djimatey played bad on the day, their coach got angry with the team ( and was seen sitting away from his team without any chit chat after the game)
                      and most of their players just failed to perform.

                      Djimatey was too selfish on the day. He just didn't have trust in any of his teammates. he ran the fast breaks alone barely dropping dimes, shot 0-7 from behind the arc and still didn't stop shooting. For us here we think, he killed his team slowly.

                      Djimatey showed absolutely no trust in his teammates

                      But then it wasn't over until it was over, Holy Family tried somewhat of a rally with about 3 minutes to go on the clock. They switched to man on man defense to try to limit the Magic's scoring and rather ended up over fouling(Rodney had 4 fouls in the 4th; the only quarter he played in). But then it was too late, magic was also running their own unseen rally. Tsatsu Blocked a Victor Ziga lay up to start the rally and from then Magic was out of range for HF....

                      Gemain played 40 minutes with a not so well healed elbow injury

                      Magic now prepare to meet C.Y.O...are we in for another upset?...I don't think so because the Magicians from Tudu seem to be getting their stage work together after a very bad campaign last season.


                      • #41
                        DEFINING A LEADER Posted by ReboundGH

                        DEFINING A LEADER Posted by ReboundGH

                        LEBANON HOUSE - I am not an advocate for "one man contractors" but Yotives 31 13 rally in the 4th quarter wouldn't be talked about if not for the man above. Damn it! the guy was on fire, he virtually nearly carried the team on to victory.

                        Yotive after trailing the Reformers team ( who were having a field day at work) for the first three quarters (came into the 4th quarter with a 20 point deficit 50 - 30) realized they still had a chance. Because Reformers weren't playing any extra ordinary ball game and could be stopped easily.

                        This is crunch time where leaders are born. Even among the greatest of players very few a able to stand up to perform in the 4th. From nowhere, the dread locked man in the blue uni just took up the mantle, shooting 2's lights out, jumping out of bounds to scoop loose balls, taking it to the hole for easy lay ups....the fans just showed him so much love...but then too soon time caught with Yotive and it was too late to finish their rally.

                        But still much love to the dread locked guy in the Yotive love


                        • #42
                          I always look forward to your posts, Claude. This is another good post. Thanks, man!
                          "I really like the attitudes of eagles. They never give up. When they grab a fish or something else, they never let it go. It doesn't matter. In a book, they write they find a skeleton of [an] eagle and there is no fish. It means that the fish beat him and killed him, but he didn't let go." -- Donatas Motiejunas


                          • #43
                            HCI Minibasket Update: Undefeated Sky Walkers win 14-6 over Spiders

                            Round one of the HCI Minibasket League came to close this Saturday with all teams having played three games. Sky Walkers seems to still be in the sky and untouchable winning three straight games. Although they play team game Samuel A. aka ‘Sammy’ stood out for the second week running scoring most his side points shooting 4-15 from the field and 4-6 from the foul line. On the Spiders side of the court, the duo of Michael A. aka ‘Jordan’ and John B. had a bad day as both had foul problems early in the game. This had them out of rhythm as they had to stay in pace with Sammy’s constant drive in the lane. He alone foul out both players early in the third quarter. The Spider bench put up a monster defense. Most fans thought Sammy will have his field day but to all amazement they held him to fewer points and kept his team mate out of sync. In the absent of both their stars, Spiders had Comfort A. to step up and she did scoring a field goal but that was not enough to get them into contention.

                            We looking forward to an exciting second round which starts next week. Will Sky Walkers go all the way undefeated? “No Way” says Jordan, we will get back in form second round. Morale still looks high in the camp of the preseason champs.

                            SKY WALKERS ROSTER AND STATS

                            FG 3PT FT REB OFF DEF AST STL BLK PF PTS

                            Samuel A. 4-15 0-0 4-6 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 12 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting**************0-0 4-6 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 12******end_of_the_skype_highlighting

                            Shalline A. 0-2 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0

                            Oscar G. 0-4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

                            Doris W. 0-3 0-0 0-0 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0

                            Emma. A. 1-7 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

                            Felicia A. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

                            Louretta D. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

                            Ernest E. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

                            Rebecca T. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

                            SPIDERS ROSTER AND STATS

                            FG 3PT FT REB OFF DEF AST STL BLK PF PTS

                            Michael A. 1-5 0-3 2-4 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 4

                            Comfort A. 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2

                            Catharine B. 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

                            John B. 0-4 0-0 0-0 4 0 4 0 0 0 5 0

                            Mavis F. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

                            Daniel K. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

                            Emma. M. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

                            Pauline D. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

                            Desmond S. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0

                            Eric S. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

                            Samuel B. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0


                            • #44
                              HCI Minibasket Update: Spartans still winless, lost 24-11 to Air Benders

                              Five fingers are not the same. This can be seen clearly in the mini league. Although Spartans is a fine collection of players they still seem to struggle and yet to find their winning form. During the week you could see the individual efforts they put both into their workout and classes. Air Benders on the other end seems to be developing on their rhythm and to have the most improve player of the week, Thompson A. who shot 5-11 from the field mostly from offensive rebounds. Spartans played excellent. Ayishetu S. was brilliant. She helped her side with four points, a steal and surprisingly one turn over. She was aggressive to the basket on several occasions. Her team mate which is also their star player Ebenezer A. came late and enter the game at the beginning of the second quarter. The match up with Justice A. of Air Benders had him in check. All his shots and lay-ups where highly contested. Although he highly anticipated a win ‘AB’ could only settle in for four points in their lost

                              AIR BENDERS ROSTER AND STATS

                              FG 3PT FT REB OFF DEF AST STL BLK PF PTS

                              Belinda A. 2-5 0-0 0-0 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 4
                              Pa Kwesi H. 2-7 0-0 0-0 3 1 2 1 0 0 2 4
                              Justice A. 1-11 0-0 1-2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
                              Thompson A.5-11 0-0 0-1 7 3 4 0 2 0 1 10
                              David M. 1-3 0-0 1-1 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 3
                              Ebenezer G. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
                              Emmnuel B. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                              John B. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

                              SPARTANS ROSTER AND STATS

                              FG 3PT FT REB OFF DEF AST STL BLK PF PTS
                              Ayishetu S. 2-2 0-0 0-0 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 4
                              Ebenezer A. 1-4 0-3 2-4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4
                              Christina A. 1-4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
                              Michael G. 0-3 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
                              Lordina B. 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                              Richmond E.0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                              Thomas E. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
                              George B. 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0


                              • #45
                                Hey, good stuff capecoasthoops! Africa as a region is the least represented on this forum, so it's always good to see someone reporting news/updates from the continent. Keep up the good work!



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