Twenty four schools drawn from six regions will take part in the biggest basketball competition among Senior High Schools in Ghana.
The two-day event will take place at the El –Wak Sports Stadium and the Aviation Social Centre on Friday 4th and 5th of January 2013.
The various Senior High Schools are expected to churn out impressive performances at the centre court with an eye for the ultimate crown top of the agenda.
Record title holders Mfantsipim and sworn-rivals from the Central Region Adisadel College will represent the region Wesley Girls High School and Aggrey Memorial Senior High.
The Greater Accra Region has the highest number of representation with as many as nine schools negotiating their qualification.
Presec, Legon, St Thomas Aquinas, Tema Senior High and Ghana Lebanon and Islamic School have negotiated their qualification.
The likes of Kinbu Senior High, Sacred Heart, St Margaret Mary, St Mary’s and Tema Senior High (girls) complete the list of schools from the capital.
There are also places for two Volta Regional giants Keta Senior High and Keta School of Business (Ketabusco).
The Eastern Region has four representations with Pope Johns Secondary and Junior Seminary, Koforidua Secondary Technical School, Akosombo International and new entrants Akwamuman Senior High making the final cut.
Kumasi-based King College are the new boys from the Ashanti Region and will join old horses like Prempeh College, Opoku Ware School and defending girls champions’ Yaa Asantewaa.
Giants of the West, Ghana Secondary Technical School (GSTS) St Johns’ Senior High as well as Shama Senior High (girls) will represent the ‘oil city’.
Defending male champions Mfantsipim will begin their title defense with crunch games against Temasco, Akwamuman and Keta Business College in group A.
KSTS have a tough date after they were drawn against GLISS, Opoku Ware and Aquinas in group B.
Last year’s losing finalist Ketasco find themselves in a tricky group where they will battle GSTS, Kings College and Presec, Legon in group C
Prempeh College are favourites in group D where they will play Adisadel College, St Johns’ and Pope Johns’.
The group of ‘death’ in the girls division sees champions Yaa Asantewa being drawn against Wesley Girls in group B alongside St Margaret Mary’s
Twice National champions Sacred Heart are paired in group A where they will engage Akosombo International, St Mary’s and Shama Senior High.
The final group C games Central Regional powerhouse Aggrey Memorial slug it out against Kinbu and Tema Senior High.
The two-day event is expected to attract massive numbers to the two venues as the battle to be counted among the best rolls out in style.
All the major ingredients of the game including revenge, rivalry, dominance, anguish, narrow misses, three pointers, eye-catching free throws and rebounds will surely dominate the major talking points.
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