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Sprite Ball Championship officially launched; Shocks aplenty in Girl's division - Dec 29, 2016


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The tenth anniversary edition of the Sprite Ball Championship was officially launched at the El Wak Stadium with a slew of dignitaries in attendance. Ghana Basketball Association Chairman David Addo Ashong, Africa's sole Boxing Hall of Famer Azumah Nelson, Coca-Cola Marketing Director (Ghana) Kgomotso Tabane, Ghana Education Service Coordinator Emmanue Dormenya and several school Principals were present for the occasion.

Special awards were handed out to outstanding performers in the decade long tournament with record winners Mfantsipim School scooping the biggest prize the Coca-Cola Leadership and Excellence Award plus the Most Consistent and Outstanding Award.

On the court, there were shock results particularly in the girls division as finalists at the last edition Accra Wesley Girls High School got stunned by two straight losses to Kumasi
Girls and Wesley Girls High Schools respectively.

Title outsiders Mamfe Methodist Girls Senior High School flexed its readiness to battle for medals as it registered 27-21 and 16-11 wins over West Africa Senior High School and Three Town Senior High School respectively.

In the boys division, heavyweights Mfantsipim School, Opoku Ware School and defending champion St. Augustine's College all scored wins. However, Western Region representatives St. John's School and Ghana Senior High Technical School (GSTS) recorded impressive over Adisadel College and Koforidua Senior High Technical School
(KSTS) respectively.

The tournament continues today with former winners Mfantsipim School set to play Keta Senior High Technical School in a rematch of the 2015 Finals.

Below is full list of results from Day One:
Boys Division

St. Augustine's College 25-18 Presbyterian Boys Senior High School (Osu-PRESEC)
Pope John Senior High School 25-16 PRESEC-Legon
Mfantsipim School 44-24 Sacred Heart Senior High Technical School
Opoku Ware School 40-21 Ghana Lebanon Islamic Senior High School
Mawuli Senior High School 28-18 Kumasi Anglican Senior High School
St. John's School 20-13 Adisadel College
GSTS 14-10 KSTS
Keta Senior High Technical School 28-21 Prempeh College

Girls Division

Kumasi Girls Senior High 30-5 Ahantaman Girls Senior High School
Accra Wesley Girls 12-20 Wesley Girls Senior High
Kumasi Girls 17-16 Accra Wesley Girls Senior High
West Africa Senior High School 22-27 Mamfe Methodist Girls Senior High School
West Africa Senior High 13-21 Aggrey Memorial Mount Zion School
Three Town Senior High School 11-16 Mamfe Methodist Girls
Ahantaman Girls 18-20 Wesley Girls Senior High
Aggrey Memorial 42-16 Three Town

  



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