The University of Education (UEW) are on course for the title at the first ever Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges basketball championship currently ongoing at Cape Coast.
Coach Emmanuel Quaye’s charges put up another peerless and riveting performance to come from behind to beat the University of Cape Coast 40-31 in front of their own fans at Nkrumah court.
The result means the host will require a miracle to book one of the two tickets available for the grand finale in Accra on April 16.
Once again the championship emerging best player Benjamin Debrah was the man who nailed their rivals in an end to end action at the Kwame Nkrumah basketball court. He was phenomenal in the game and lived up to his pre-match hype with some delectable and amazing runs in the game.
His experiences over the years in the Greater Accra basketball series and the GUSA games over the past four years came to bear on the team as he dictated the direction of the game.
The UCC team should be disappointed after they took the lead in the first two quarters. But they allowed their perennial rivals to claw back in the final two quarters to win the game-killing off the resilience of Ernest Koomson and his team-mates.
UEW is billed to meet 2007 Ghana Polytechnic champions Takoradi Polytechnic in their final game. That game could as well determine the winner of zone 1 in the Central and Western Conference of the 2011 UPAC games.
T’Poly are currently leading their rivals Cape Coast Poly 26-12 with two more quarters to end the game.
If T’Poly beat their opponent, their meeting with UEW will decide which of the two institutions will lift the title but almost sure they’ve both secured qualification to the grand-finale.
A consolation could be in the offing for the University of Cape-Coast if they managed to negotiate their final tie with Cape Coast Poly.
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