University of Cape-Coast (UCC) has exited the 2017 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship following a landslide 33-53 loss to University of Ghana (UG) in the final quarterfinal game of Group A.
The loss represents the second failure by the Cape-Coast side to the reigning UPAC Champions and host side UG in the aftermath of a similar loss in the seventh Mini GUSA Games in early January this year.
UCC lost 51-52 to Marshalls University College in the opening game prior to recovering well to inflict a 43-41 win over Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in the second game.
However, any hope of making the final four was dashed as early as the first quarter as UCC lost 13-30 to UG in the first half.
Matters continued in similar fashion as UG continued to pound away to the frustration of leader and starting Point Guard Ibrahim Mohammed.
The final loss means UCC will not be part of the final four teams in the tournament that has Accra Technical University taking on Marshalls University College and University of Ghana taking on University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR).
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter