27.11.2003 Sports News

SESSA Games: Police Beat Prisons 3-0

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An impressive Police team last Tuesday beat their Prisons counterparts 3-0 at the Police Headquarters in the women's volleyball in the ongoing Seventh SESSA Games. Police won the three sets 25-22, 25-16 and 25-14.

The Police side demonstrated great skill and agility from the first set and did not seem troubled by the resilience put up by Prisons, who appeared to have lost steam after the first set.

Prisons, indeed, matched their opponents in the initial set and lost narrowly by 25-22. Police, featuring national stars like Mary Addae and Elizabeth Essel, were more dominant in the second set as they opened a 13-3 gap at a point.

The margin was, however, cut down when Prisons fought back and managed to narrow the gap 16-12. They could, however, not sustain the tempo and lost the set eventually. Prisons played the third set with extreme caution, as they sunk energy into defending while Police attacked with relaxed nerves.

The trend favoured Police, as Essel, Addae and Vida Ocran produced some brilliant spikes and dummying to win the day. Police defeated their Fire Service counterparts 19-15 and 20-11 in the handball male and female games respectively, played at the Prisons Sports Complex on Tuesday.

The Police teams which adopted an all-attacking and all-defending system made it impossible for their opponents to penetrate their rear and won their respective matches with convincing margins.

Earlier in the day, both Prisons’ male and female teams dealt decisively with their Ghana Armed Forces counterparts by beating them 25-16 and 32-11 in their respective encounters. At the El-Wak Stadium, CEPS mauled Police by 94-62 while Prisons also defeated Fire 70-56 in the men’s basketball matches.

In football, Prisons pipped Police 2-1 while CEPS also triumphed 2-1 over Immigration. CEPS again won their second victory over Immigration in the tug-of-war with a 2-0 pull

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