Keta and Nkwanta Senior high schools redrafted history when they retained the Volta Regional Sprite Ball Championship in both the male and female category respectively at the Ho stadium over the weekend.
The boys from Keta exhibited great basketball skills coupled with resilience and nimbleness to complete the double over their perrenial rivals Keta Business School (Ketabusco) in front of a packed crowd.
It was the game meant for the gods as the two sides battled an intense and grudge final after a sterling performance to triump 15-12.
Ketasco showed early signs of keeping hold of the title they won last year when they crushed Kajebi Asatu 11-2 in the first game before beating Keta Business School (Ketabusco) 6-4 in a close contest during the preliminary round.
In the female division, Nkwanta Senior high (Nkwasec) produced an unrivalled display to dismantle six schools on their way to be crowned champions for the second successive time.
They beat Bueman Senior High 9-3 in the opening match at the Ho Stadium before they accounted for Keta Senior High, Mawuli Senior High and subsequently demolished Kajebi Asatu 10-4 in a one-sided game at the semi-final stage.
By their feat, both schools have become the first to retain a regional title and in the process booked their ticket to play in the grand finale in Accra on the 19th and 20th December, 2009 at the El-Wak Stadium.
Keta Business School (Ketabusco) and Kpando Technical Institute will take solace in the fact that they have an opportunity to take another shot at the national title next month after they also guaranteed their qualification berth.
Meanwhile Western Region will make their debut appearance in the championship when they Ghana Secondary Technical School (G.S.T.S) host the next game on Friday November 13 before the Central region takes it turn a day after. The final regional championship will be wrapped up in the Greater Accra region on November 27 before the list will be complete for the final showdown at the El-Wak Stadium.
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