Defending champions Accra Polytechnic inch closer to securing another title in the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship by beating Zenith University College 44-33.
The win came in the second round of qualifiers in Zone F at Accra Polytechnic as the aforementioned teams battle it out with Blue Crest College and Valley View University for a spot in the quarter finals of the UPAC Championship which is in its’ third season.
Accra Polytechnic took its’ foot off the gas in the final minutes of the fourth quarter of the game after holding a healthy lead through the three quarters of the game. It had to hang on for the win as Zenith University capitalized on the lapse in effort from their more accomplished contemporaries.
The win ensures Accra Poly moves into the final game of the day against Blue Crest with one leg in the quarter finals which will take place on April 14 at the University of Ghana. Group winners qualify automatically for the next round but the second best placed team between Zones A, F and G qualifies as well.
Heading into the final round of games, each team with exception of Zenith University who have not won a game in the competition thus far, have a chance to qualify for the next round having won at least a game through two games.
The 2016 UPAC Championship is supported by MTN, CAL Bank and Fanyogo in partnership with Basketballghana.com, TV3, YFM and Ghana Sports Newspaper.