With season-2 of Community Dunks done and dusted, attention is firmly gripped on the impending 2010 Sprite Ball Championship which begins this weekend in the Volta region.
Mawuko Girls Senior High will for the first time host the competition which is expected to be keenly contested. Over fifteen schools have confirmed their participation in the most prestigious competition amongst senior high schools in Ghana. The competition in the Volta region has been dominated by Keta and Nkwanta Senior High in both the male and female division respectively.
The two powerhouses redrafted history last year when they retained the title, and success in 2010 will mean they will take the trophy for keeps.
The boys from Keta exhibited great basketball skills coupled with resilience and nimbleness to complete the double over their perennial 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 triumph 15-12.
Ketasco showed early signs of keeping hold of the title they won in 2008 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.
The defending champions lost steam and fell to Awudome Senior High 5-10 in the final group game before they recovered quickly to beat Mawuli Senior High 9-4 in an action- packed encounter.
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.
The story in 2010 will be different because of the intense rivalry between some of the schools and the fact that they’ll all be eager to qualify for the grand finale in Accra in two months time.
Kpando Technical, Awudome, Mawuli, Kajebi Asatu among others are primed for action on Saturday October 16, 2010 for the biggest basketball event in Ghana.
The top two sides in both the male and female division qualify for the super grand-finale at the El-Wak stadium on December 22-23rd
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