can confirm Radford University College has emerged victorious in the 2020 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship.

Radford University beat Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) 58-46 in the final game of the special edition of Ghana’s biggest tertiary basketball tournament.

The tournament was played out at the Tema Community 4 Court over two days with the opening round of games taking place on Tuesday, December 29.

KNUST couldn’t hold on to its lead after entering the fourth quarter with a 41-39 result but ended the quarter on the wrong side of an 8-1 run.

Lawal Toyin was the star of the comeback from Radford as he drilled five three point shots with a pair in the third quarter to lead the charge.

MVP Lawal Toyin

The big men starred for both teams as Mubarak Alhassan and Kojo Kitson scored points in the paint. Gustav Asiedu-Addo drained a huge three point shot but Radford Guards Abraham Allotey and Macbeth Combey responded with layups. Kitson scored the half’s final points from the free throw line.

Radford University went on an 8-1 run to reduce the deficit to two points (39-41) at the end of the third quarter. Lawal Toyin scored on a strong drive to the basket to end the quarter. Edwin Sarkodie Appiah scored late on to ice the victory.

Takoradi Technical University placed third after beating University of Professional Studies (UPSA) 50-28.

For his brilliant display, Toyin was named Most Valuable Player of the Tournament.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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