Mfantsipim (red) held TTI to a scoreless effort.
Johns v KSTS in action

TI AMASS (yellow shorts) beat Ahantaman 29-23

Representatives from Ghana’s Western Region have had to endure a not so pleasant day of competition at the Sprite Ball Championship.

This year’s edition of the West African country’s biggest high school basketball championship tipped off early today at the El Wak Stadium in Accra and is expected to end on Saturday January 6.

In the boys division, bronze medalist at the last edition and reigning regional champions St. John’s School, lost two straight games in Group B.

St. John’s lost 19-34 to St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School in its first outing in the competition before falling 16-25 to Koforidua Senior High Technical School in the following game.

The pair of losses put St. John’s qualification to the quarterfinals in jeopardy and heavily reliant on results from other games in the group. The team plays Prempeh College on Thursday January 5.

Takoradi Technical Institute’s return to the competition from a long hiatus was greeted with a resounding thrashing at the hands of Mfantsipim School who beat Takoradi 18-0. TTI lost 24-26 to Keta Senior High.

In the girls division, Ahanataman Girls Senior High School got off to a good start beating West Africa Senior High School 27-10 but lost 23-29 to T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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