Bompeh_senior_high_schoolThe quest for ultimate basketball glory touches base in the Western Region this Saturday as elite Senior High Schools look set to jostle for places in next year’s Sprite Ball Championship.

Long considered the best organized basketball championship in Ghana and of the best in West Africa, next year’s Sprite Ball edition will feature 16 schools in the boys’ division and 10 schools in the girls’ division.

Bompeh Senior High look poised to continue their wonderful run in the competition that saw them outclass their opponents which included behemoths Akosombo International School and former champions Keta Senior High School in its debut appearance.

The Western outfit’s surprise run to a third runner-up finish at last year’s competition was littered with splendid performances from Christopher Appiah. His inspired play rubber-stamped Bompeh’s supremacy and earned him a Male High School Player of the Year nomination at the recent Ghana Basketball Awards.

Bompeh will have to first see off challenges from rival schools Ghana Secondary Technical School (G.S.T.S.), St. John’s Senior High School and Takoradi Senior High School (TADISCO) to claim one of two slots allocated to the region.

In the girls’ division, defending regional champions Ahantaman Senior High School will hope to make yet another appearance at the tournament. Their battle readiness will be tested by the likes of Arch-Bishop Porter Girls School, Fijai Senior High School and Adiembra Senior High School.

Sprite Ball has been described as the biggest and the most prestigious basketball competition amongst Senior High School students in Ghana and the ninth edition will be staged between January 5-9.


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