Inter College Basketball Tourney Reaches Semifinals

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A Cuttington University player in possession of the ball against Blue Crest in their first match (Photo: Anthony Kokoi)

The 2018 edition of the Inter-College Basketball tournament has reached the semifinals with four colleges including AME Zion University, University of Liberia, Blue Crest and Starz College advancing as the final four in the tournament.

It was an entertaining and exciting moment at the Sports Commission in Monrovia last weekend as hundreds of college students from various institutions trooped in to cheer their teams to victory.

During the knockout rounds, Zion University defeated Barshell University 54-22 points in the first match to book their ticket to the semifinals, before Blue Crest University College edged out Cuttington University by 42-27 points.

In the late kickoffs, the University of Liberia saw off Stella Maris 73- 68 points before the final showpiece that witnessed Starz College defeating United Methodist University 40-39 points in a very entertaining game.

Meanwhile, the draw for the semifinals of the tournament was made on Monday evening with the defending champions, Starz College, paired against the University of Liberia for the first match, while Zion will go against Blue Crest in the second. The two winners from the semifinals will advance to the final to compete for the L$10,000.

The second place winner receives L$6,000 plus a trophy and a certificate; while the third place winner will receive L$4,000 and a certificate.

The Semifinals are slated Friday, November 30.

The tournament is organized by Scorpion Incorporated, an entrepreneur organization founded by six students from the Blue Crest University College who are concerned with technological projects and events planning.

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