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UG are 2016 UPAC Basketball champions

First time conquerors, University of Ghana (UG) piped two consecutive time winners, Accra Polytechnic 45-44 to clinch the 3rd edition of the Rexona Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship.

This is the second major success of the year for the Team UG, having won the basketball competition of the Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) games earlier this year at the University of Education, Winneba.

Last year’s runners up, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) clinched the third spot after beating Takoradi polytechnic 48-45 in the third-place play-offs.

Team UG were awarded GHC 3000 and products from sponsors. Accra Polytechnic had GHC 1500. UG coach, Meme Falconer was named coach of the tournament plus Muhaimin Guba of UG as the most valuable player.

The UPAC basketball games is an event organized by Rite Multimedia in partnership with the Ghana Basketball Association (GBBA). The championship was played across eight regions and involved warm up games, zonal qualifying rounds before the finals of the championship.

Classified results of the final stages

DAY 1 (Thursday 14th April):

Group A:    University of Ghana 53-29 Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)

Accra Polytechnic 81-22 Valley View University

Group B:    KNUST 63-38 University of Energy and Natural resources (UENR), Sunyani.

Takoradi Polytechnic 59-57 Marshalls University College

DAY 2 (Friday 15th April):

Group A:    University of Ghana 72-24 Valley View University

GIMPA 33-37 Accra Polytechnic

University of Ghana 46-38 Accra Polytechnic

Group B:    Marshall University College 63-61UENR, Sunyani.

KNUST 49-42 Takoradi Polytechnic

Marshall University College 46-37 KNUST

Takoradi Polytechnic 91-31 UENR, Sunyani

DAY 3 (Saturday 16th April): SEMI-FINALS

University of Ghana 49-47 KNUST

Accra Polytechnic 55-41 Takoradi Polytechnic

                             3RD/4TH PLACE PLAY-OFFS

KNUST 48-45 Takoradi Polytechnic

                             GRAND FINALE

University of Ghana 45-44 Accra Polytechnic


Source: Evans Ofotsu/radioxyzonline.com

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