Central University extended its run of appearances in the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship by featuring in this year’s edition.
The team replaced Regional Maritime University in Zone 8 of the 2018 edition following the latter institution’s late withdrawal.
Despite the late call up, Central showed up prepared and competed well despite missing progression to the national competition stage of the championship.
The team produced noteworthy performances in a 32-31 win over Radford University College and a 31-23 win over Pentecost University College.
However, a 21-52 loss in the opening game of the zone to home side and two time defending champions University of Ghana (UG) prevented the side from competing further in the Championship.
Winning two in three games matches Central’s record from last year’s competition where the team played against the likes of Accra Technical University and Wisconsin International University College.
Captain Sydney Larbie was disappointed with the end result but was pleased with his side’s encouraging performance in a whole.
UG topped the zone and progress to the national competition.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter