Marshalls University College’s unimpressive offense was the reason for the team’s loss to University of Ghana in Zone G’s deciding game in the 2016 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship according to Marshalls Forward Evans Anfom.
The game which was played at University of Ghana’s center court had the host beat Marshalls University College 31-29 in an enthralling game that lived up to every bit of pregame hype. Both teams had secured massive wins over Wisconsin University College and Central University College in the previous rounds.
After the loss, Anfom was disappointed with results and rued the many chances his team had to win the game. Speaking to basketballghana.com, he said:
“We played good defence but we lacked offense. We were messing up with our free throws.”
With little time left, Marshalls had the opportunity to tie the game and win the game after being presented with two pairs of free throws. However, both chances, including those of highly rated Shooting Guard Daniel Okoe, were not taken as University of Ghana (UG’s) held for a narrow win.
The win, not only ensured UG’s qualification to the quarter finals, but it also meant UG exacted revenge on the team that prevented them from playing in last year’s quarter finals.
UG has been drawn in Group A alongside Accra Polytechnic, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and University of Development Studies-Tamale in the quarter finals.
Marshalls on the other hand, will play University of Energy and Natural Resource (UENR), Takoradi Polytechnic and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Group B.
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 Newspaper.