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Anglican JHS lift 2011 Milo Junior Ball Championship

Anglican Junior High School made history by completing the double over rivals Roman Catholic Junior High to lift the 2011 Milo Ball Championship in the Eastern region on Friday.

Displaying sheer brilliance and determination, the Betom-based school outclassed all their opponent enroute to be crowned champions.

Hundreds of basic school students attended the event which took place in the region for the first time.

Anglican JHS began the journey with a comfortable 10-5 opening victory against KOVOC before they narrowly beat Seventh Day Adventist (S.D.A) JHS in their second game.

With head coach Eddy Teye issuing out instruction from the baseline, it was obvious his charges were in for the kill at the main basketball court of the Koforidua Secondary and Technical School (K.S.T.S).

They beat Roman Catholic in their final group game before they set-up a semi-final clash with Pentecost Basic School. They produced a five-star performance to beat them 10-0 while Roman Catholic lifted their game to record a comprehensive 14-0 success over one of the sides tipped to win the competition, St Dominic.

Adio Bismark and fans favourite Joseph Keteku of St Dominic should be singled out for praise for their individual display on the court.

Indeed Keteku was the toast of the many fans gathered at the venue with some daring runs and breathtaking piece of skills.

The final game was a great scene to watch as both sides exhibited determination and firepower on the offensive. Roman Catholic JHS were cruising in the first half but allowed their opponent to claw back to beat them 15-14 in a close contest.

The game among the basic schools in the Eastern region can only be described as encouraging as juvenile players’ exhibited some amount of potential and firepower. Basketball has come to stay and it’s only a matter of time before the mushrooming talents blossom into super stars.

The hugely successful one-day event was attended by the Business Category Manager Beverages, Nestle- Central and West Africa, Samuel Osafo, the Eastern Regional P.E Coordinator,Mr Kofi Sarpong and a host of dignitaries .

The 2011 Milo Junior Ball Championship is brought to you by Nestle Milo – the food drink of future champions and supported by Indomie Noodles, DDP Outdoor, Metro TV and organized by Rite Multimedia – Leaders in basketball development in Ghana.

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