The beautiful drama keeps unfolding as the replay of the final between Opoku Ware School and their eternal rivals Prempeh College in the Ashanti Regional Inter-schools Basketball competition will have to be played again. The highly competitive game ended abruptly after a heavy downpour.
The fight for the Ashanti Regional Inter Schools Basketball trophy had entered the third quarter of the match before the rains came. Defending Champions Opoku Ware School were in the lead with 24:21 before the game was rained off.
The basketball match was moved to a neutral ground on Monday morning to Toase Senior High School to avoid any potential clash between supporters of the two schools but the neutrality of the venue did not deter people from traveling to watch the match.
It was a closely contested game with Prempeh College matching Opoku Ware boot for boot in every department of the game. The results of 24-21 in favour of Opoku Ware School is a clear confirmation of the end to end action.
The time was only left with three minutes to play for in the third quarter as twelve minutes is allocated for each quarter.
The Ashanti Schools and Colleges Sports Federation will meet to determine whether to replay the entire game for the 3rd time or to play the last quarter only to decide who will be crowned as the 2017/2018 Champion of the Ashanti Regional Inter-schools basketball competition.
It will be recalled that the first match ended 16:16 before it called off due to low visibility.
It is likely that the game will see another replay at another date to be determined by the organisers. It must be noted that there is much to play for as both teams want to win to protect their reputation and the bragging rights in the Ashanti Region.
Opoku Ware defeated Prempeh College to win the last edition for the 2016/2017 academic year.
Lovers of Basketball and supporters at the finals are very optimistic that Ashanti Region will have worthy representatives at the National Spirteball Competition later this year as Opoku Ware School and Prempeh College represent the region.
Opoku Ware School will go in as the defending champions of the National Spirteball Competition after winning the trophy in 2016.