Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) was never rattled by a ten point deficit against Pentecost University College in the 2016 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship according to Forward McMartey Lawer.
The outstanding Zone A game was played during Zone G qualifiers of the Championship at the University of Ghana on April 8 where the host team secured top spot in the zone. Despite suffering a 29-31 loss to University of Ghana, Marshalls made it into the last eight by virtue of being being the second best placed team in Zones A, F and G.
Lawer, a final year student in one of Ghana’s leading institutions, insisted his team never looked shaken by their opponents scoring run in the game. He said:
“We kept our heads, we are a school of leaders, GIMPA trains leaders, we pride ourselves in that. As leaders we should be able to stay collected, stay united and forge ahead whatever the situation is. We were never rattled at any point in the game we knew that we were going to win this game”.
GIMPA stared at a 10 point deficit in a much win game against Pentecost University before a long three point shot from Paul Eta had the team go on scoring run which had them take the lead and secure a famous win.
The team will seek to continue on the winning path as they are set to face University of Ghana in the opening game of their quarter final campaign in Group A. GIMPA will face Accra Polytechnic and newcomers University of Development Studies-Tamale in subsequent games.
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.