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Aggrey Memorial’s Matilda Gordon

To see Aggrey Memorial’s Matilda Gordon having an explosive game or two in the Sprite Ball Championship is nothing new.

The talented tall forward has built a reputation for putting up big game numbers in her career heading into the finals of the 2013 Sprite Ball Championship in January.

Her personal involvement for the Cape-Coast based school has been remarkable.

The youngster produced an amazing scoring ability at the last championship where Aggrey only managed to reach the quarters.

Gordon has reached double-digits in all the games last season and on three occasions; she scored 20 points or more.

She enjoyed one of the finest outings of her career when she inspired the team to win the Central Regional Championship two years ago in Cape Coast.

It was stunning turnaround for one of Aggrey’s most famous basketball players as she had a major impact on the club’s change of fortunes.

Her performances for Aggrey are sure to raise eyebrows in Ghana’s capital, Accra when they take to the centre court.

“I am really looking forward to the next edition of the Sprite Ball Championship because it’s very important for us,” Gordon told BASKETBALLghana.com

“We played second fiddle to Sacred Heart but we’re not going to be second best again them or any other team for that matter.

“We’ve grown in confidence and believe we can make it happen this time around.

“There is no turning back for my colleagues. We’re determined to re-write the wrong and be counted as the best basketball team at the senior high school level.”

There’s one thing a player must be able to do to have a shot of making it in the competition, its’ play woman-to-woman defense.

That why, more than anything else, many people keep saying that Aggrey Memorial got a steal when then played at last year’s championship.

She was a standout at the El-Wak sports stadium. If defense was lacking her games, her jump shot and rebounding never was.

That has been the case for the highly-rated player, who has shown beyond every reasonable doubt that she is a rising star.

There is a mouth-watering showdown taking place on January 4-5 at two venues where the big players will lock horns with the less-fancied ones.

Matilda will be looking to make statement because are still talking about their narrow 35-33 defeat to Sacred Heart in the 2010 finals, which snapped the team’s 15-game unbeaten streak.

Basketball fans will be glued to their seat to watch the rising star for Aggrey.

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