University of Professional Studies (UPSA) rallied from behind to beat Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) 25-20 to qualify for the finals of the 2015 UPAC Basketball Championship over the weekend.
Inspired by captain Delvin, UPSA delivered another masterful performance to beat their rivals in front of their home fans.
Led by experienced trainer Emmanuel Wobil, UPSA recovered from the first two quarters to deliver the sucker punch and ensured their passage to their first final.
The two teams entered the final stretch on the back of two successive wins and needed to win their decisive game to progress in the competition.
In the end UPSA displayed a little more experience and strong physical display to bag victory and sent their supporters jubilating deep into the night.
In an enthralling round-robin format, Ho Polytechnic managed a narrow 33-32 win over Pentecost University College to place third.
UPSA started the journey on a blistering fashion, beating Pentecost University 29-28 in overtime before accounting for Ho Polytechnic 28-13.
GIMPA also managed to douse off the flame of Ho Polytechnic by beating them 27-18 before seeing off Pentecost University College 31-24.
The two teams’ set-up a mouth-watering final at the University of Professional Studies court as the players showcased all the ingredients required in an epic final.
It was full of swing moving action but UPSA lad the last laugh by rallying from behind to beat their opponent and sent them crushing.
UPSA has thus qualified from the Greater Accra zone 1 ahead of the finals next month.
The next phase of the qualifying campaign takes place at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology on Saturday March 21 ahead of the Ashanti regional championship which includes KNUST, Kumasi Polytechnic, Garden City University College and Christian Service University College.
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