The biggest casualty thus far in qualifying games for the next edition of Ghana’s National High School Basketball Championship has occurred.
Up until qualifiers in the Western Region took place over this past weekend, games to determine representatives at the Sprite Ball Championship had gone by with all the big names successfully going through.
However, 2013 Bronze medalist Ghana Secondary Technical School (GSTS) failed to make it to the national games after falling behind St. John’s School, Sekondi and Takoradi Technical Institute (TTI).
Missing qualification is the first time in over four years the Giants will not compete at the national level as Western Region representative.
Unlike other regions where the likes of Opoku Ware, Prempeh College, Pope John Senior High School and KSTS have it through to the tournament.
Qualifiers will end later this week as schools in Central and Greater Accra Regions take battle for positions at the respective regionals.
The next edition of Sprite Ball takes place at the El Wak Stadium in Accra from January 4-6, 2018 with Opoku Ware as defending boys division champion.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter