Opoku Ware has been crowned Champions of the Ashanti Region Inter-schools and Colleges basketball competition after overcoming their bitterest rival Prempeh College in a highly entertaining game played today at Opoku Ware School.
Prempeh succumbed an early lead to OWASS after dominating most parts of the game which drew an appreciable crowd at OWASS.
It was an incredible comeback victory for the Santasi based school who needed to dig deep to find antidote to the attacking play of Sofoline based Prempeh Collge. In the end, OWASS came from behind to win by 27 to 26.
The two sides kept their supporters sitting on tenterhooks throughout the entire duration of the game.
Prempeh would feel they deserved to be crowned champions having taken early lead only to lose out to OWASS by 27 to 26.
In the third placed match, Kumasi Anglican overcame T. I. Amass-Ksi by 12 to 6 baskets to clinch the third spot in another exciting game.
KASS were too good for Amass after dominating the game in both halves to overpower Ashanti Powerhouse T. I. Amass by 12:6
Perhaps the trivia for the day belonged to Kumasi Academy who were given a baptism of fire after being annihilated 37:0 by Opoku Ware.
KASS also knocked KTI out of the competition in the first round of the competition whilst KUHIS were eliminated by Amass by 11:6.
Prempeh also accounted for KASS in the semifinals of the competition while Opoku Ware proved too strong for Amass Phobia in the other Semi-Final fixture.
OWASS will thus represent Ashanti region in the National Spriteball Challenge.
2nd Prempeh College
The Ashanti Regional SRC congratulates the following schools for their competitive spirit.