Aggrey Memorial’s boys team will be making their debut at the tournament on the back of inspired performances to book the other ticket available.
The pair will join defending champions Mfantsipim School as representatives of the Central Region in the boys’ division for next year’s championship which takes place between January 3-7 at El-Wak Stadium in Accra.
Regional powerhouse Aggrey Memorial Mount Zion Senior High School and Mfantsiman Girls Senior High School will be Central Region’s representatives in the girls’ division.
The qualified schools form part of a distinguished collection of Grade A second cycle institutions located in the region that lays credence to the regions’s unrivalled status as the educational hub of Ghana.
Conversely, the region’s dominance has extended to the basketball frontier as it can boast of an impressive résumé of former champions and many finalists.
After placing second at the maiden Sprite Ball championship in 2007, St. Augustine’s College (AUGUSCO) has over the years failed to replicate or top such incredible feats chalked by the likes of Kwame Boamah, Carl Tamakloe, John Karikari and Carl Dugbartey.
However, a renewed commitment to the school’s basketball program from authorities has seen Ghana’s first catholic high school emerge as a serious contender for the national title.
2013 national champions, Aggrey Memorial and Mfantsiman secured first and second place finishes respectively to qualify ahead of 2008 and 2009 regional champions Wesley Girls’ at the qualifiers.
The Sprite Ball Championship is an inter-High Schools basketball tournament that seeks to unearth talents and develop existing ones and is considered the best and biggest basketball tournament in Ghana.