In a spectacular display of dominance, the Spintex Knights, reigning regular season champions in the Accra Basketball League Men's Division 1, showcased their prowess on Friday night, clinching a resounding 82-37 victory over Reformers in the first game of the best-of-three series playoffs.
Making their debut campaign in the highly competitive league, the Knights left an indelible mark by taking control of all facets of the game from the opening whistle.
Quickly surging to an 8-0 lead, they forced their opponents into a strategic timeout, setting the tone for a compelling clash witnessed by an enthusiastic crowd at the Prisons Basketball Court.
Captain Elvis Pobi Siaw led the charge with a remarkable shooting performance, sinking five three-pointers during the thrilling encounter.
The Knights' superiority extended beyond Siaw's sharpshooting, with James Amotoe and Treasure Botchwey showcasing exceptional ball movement. The depth of talent off the bench, exemplified by Frederick Asante and Mustapha Abdul Salim, further solidified the Knights' claim to a comfortable victory.
The game unfolded with the first quarter concluding at 16-3, the second quarter at 35-11, the third quarter at 63-22, and the final buzzer signaling an 82-37 triumph for the Spintex Knights.
In a post-game interview, Knights' captain Siaw credited their success to focused efforts on improving their shooting during the break before the playoffs, emphasizing the team's commitment to reaping the rewards of their hard work.
Coach Selorm Thomas expressed delight at the victory and conveyed confidence in wrapping up the series in the upcoming tie. He revealed that the team had dedicated months to refining their shooting skills, underscoring its pivotal role in securing victories during the crucial playoff period.
In the playoff matchup, the Braves secured a 52-41 win over Airforce in Game 1, setting the stage for an intriguing series in the Accra Basketball League Men's Division 1 playoffs.