KGEE celebrate a second straight regional title.
Prempeh (white) in action against OWASS.
KASS (red) in action against KASS.

The drama filled final game between Prempeh College and Opoku Ware School in the Ashanti Regional qualifiers for Sprite Ball came to an inconclusive end.

With the score tied at 16 and heading to overtime, the game was postponed due to poor visibility at Opoku Ware’s Court which is hosting the regional event for the second straight year.

In the female division, 2016 regional champions and national silver medalist Kumasi Girls High School retained its title by beating T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School 7-0 in the female final game.

Islamic Senior High School placed third in the division but miss out on a trip to Ghana’s capital for the national competition; the side beat St.Louis Senior High School 3-2.

The tense game lived up to expectation as an extremely motivated Prempeh side clawed back from a 0-4 deficit to level the score and take a 10-8 first half lead after converting two three point shots later in the half.

Opoku Ware made a couple of shots before the game descended into chaos as fouls were dished out several times by game officials.

OWASS capitalized on the free throws to level the score once again at a time it looked Prempeh was running away with a win over their arch rivals.

However, OWASS Guard and a member of the 2016 Championship winning team Emmanuel Agyapong, missed from the charity stripe; had he converted the shot, his side would have walked out of the contest as winners.

The game has been rescheduled to take place on Monday November 6; T.I. Ahmadiyya’s male team clinched a place in the main competition by beating Kumasi Anglican Senior High School 25-9.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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