Takoradi Polytechnic on Tuesday recorded a stunning 59-57 win over highly rated Group B opponents, Marshalls University College, in the opening game of the Rexona Universities, Polytechnics and College (UPAC) Basketball Championship at the Accra Polytechnic basketball court.Follow @Graphicgh
The Takoradi Polytechnic basketball team led in all the first three quarters of the game (14-12, 25-24 and 42-36) but suffered a fright in the closing stages as Marshalls staged a late comeback.
Marshalls University came into the game on the back of losing narrowly to University of Ghana in the qualifiers and were highly tipped to start the quarter-finals on a winning note.
However, lack of coordination in the first half cost them, with T Poly skipper, Fosu Kent, and his teammates Gerald Bruce and Tetteh Donkor, especially preying on a weak Marshalls defence.
In the second game of Group B, last year's losing finalists, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, sent out a warning to their fellow title contenders with a 63-38 whitewashing of University of Energy and Natural Resources.
In Group A, a youthful University of Ghana team strolled to a comfortable 53-29 win over GIMPA.
The round-robin stage of the competition continues today at the University of Ghana basketball court.