Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) beat Pentecost University College 37-27 in an outstanding Zone A game to advance to the quarter finals of the 2016 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC)
Basketball Championship at the University of Ghana.
GIMPA’s win put the team level on points with two other teams in Zone G. GIMPA’s 10 point win gave the team a better goal difference than those of Pentecost and Ho Polytechnic who recorded two wins each.
The win was remarkable for GIMPA as the team fought all the way from a 10 point deficit heading into the second half of the game. However, GIMPA’s veteran core of McMartey Lawer, Kwame Boamah and Jake Morrison delved deep into their rich oodles of experience to will the much fancied team to a well deserved victory.
Pentecost University, seeing its’ huge lead slip away from them were visibly frustrated with incessant calls from officials. The game almost degenerated into chaotic scenes as Pentecost Coach Nii Kwei Kortey was seen ushering his players off the court for what he described later in an interview as biased officiating in GIMPA’s favour.
GIMPA officially joins other qualified teams in the last eight of the third edition of the competition including University of Development Studies-Tamale, Takoradi Polytechnic and Accra Polytechnic.
The 2016 UPAC Championship is headlined by Rexona, supported by Fanyogo, MTN and CAL Bank in partnership with Basketballghana.com, Y FM, TV3 and Ghana Sports.