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St. Louis returns to National Championship after seven year absence

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St. Louis Senior High School is returning to the Sprite Ball National Championship for the first time since 2011 after securing one of two qualifying spots in the Ashanti Region.

The team placed second in today’s final round of competition held at the Our Lady of Grace Senior High School in Mampongteng.

St. Louis lost 12-19 to Kumasi Girls High School with the latter successfully defending its regional title ahead of another title defense at the national championship in Accra next year.

Since the 2011 edition, St. Louis has consistently failed to progress beyond the regional level and has had to look as rivals like T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School and Kumasi Girls have risen from obscurity to win the national championship.

However, under the tutelage of young enterprising trainer Benjamin Sarpong, the team realized its dream earlier today by topping its group ahead of the likes of Tepa Senior High School and Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School.

Eight teams competed in this year’s final round of qualifiers for the next Sprite Ball which takes place in January, 2019. Sprite Ball is Ghana’s biggest High School basketball competition.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter

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