Best Male Coach at the 2018 Sprite Ball Championship Eric Ankamah has revealed battles with varying injuries forced a dip in his side’s performance in the latter stages of the competition.
Ankamah led Presbyterian Senior High School (Osu PRESEC) to win this year’s competition with a 25-22 win over Mfantsipim School; PRESEC is the first team from Greater Accra Region to win the male division since 2009.
Speaking to Basketballghana.com after the shock win, Ankamah noted his team’s performance took a hit in the latter stages and almost threatened to derail the title ambitions.
“The challenges had to with injuries and that affected our score so much… most of the guys got injured and one of the guys couldn’t even lift up his arm so I realized it was going to affect our scores” he said.
PRESEC pummeled Mfantsipim 45-14 in the opening game of the tournament but missed a host of looks at the rim while being largely inefficient from the free throw line.
Osu PRESEC won the competition without dropping a game accounting for the likes of Keta Senior High and St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High Schools respectively.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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