National High School Champions Aggrey Memorial handed rivals Mfantsiman Girls Senior High School a 33-12 beat down to win a friendly game played yesterday at the John Evans Atta-Mills Stadium in Cape-Coast.
The game was organized as part of activities for the official opening of the ultra modern sports edifice. The stadium is named after former Ghana President Professor John Evans Atta-Mills who passed away in 2012.
The reigning champions easily managed to contain the initial spurt from Mfantsiman in the opening minutes before taking control in the subsequent quarters. The game’s lead was extended beyond reach in the final quarter to hand Aggrey a massive win .
Though Aggrey missed some players from the championship winning team, their absence did not affect the team against the two-time national bronze medalist Mfantsiman.
In the male division, Mfantsipim School avenged a 22-37 loss to St. Augustine’s College in the Sprite Ball Championship Finals by beating their foes 23-18. The win was a deserved one for “Botwe” who got outplayed by Augustine’s in the national championship final in January.
Both games were played on the two new basketball courts at the stadium. The stadium was commissioned by President John Mahama, Sports Minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye and Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Sun Baohong.