Valley View University (VVU) has failed to qualify from Zone B of the 2017 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship.
Quarter finalist in last year’s tournament missed out on the zone’s sole quarterfinal spot to novice All Nations University College with the debuting side riding a three game winning run to top the zone.
Despite sharp Shooting Guard Bright Otu-Masi stating in an interview with Basketballghana.com that Valley View should be expected to qualify from the zone, Valley View couldn’t back his confident words with the necessary wins.
VVU beat host Koforidua Technical University (KTU) 35-25 and KAAF University College 34-19 but lost the crucial second game to All Nations; VVU lost 27-33 despite leading the game through the first half.
However, All Nations turned the half, game and group around by coming out strong to win by six points and effectively seal its fate in the latter stage of Ghana’s most revered tertiary basketball competition.
The result means VVU misses out on quarter final date in Ghana’s capital Accra on April 6 and 7.
Host KTU lost all three games including a 22-23 loss to KAAF University College.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@ YawMintYM on Twitter