Ganta Comes Alive


Eleven participating rural high schools began arriving in the commercial city of Ganta in Nimba County for the first post Ebola basketball tournament to run from Nov. 5-8.

Participating schools are defending champions, St. Martins, Gboveh High, and William V.S. Tubman-Gray from Bong County.

Others are Zorzor Central High and LTI from Lofa County; C. H. Dewey from Bomi County and Brumskine High School from Grand Bassa County.

The remaining schools are from the host county – Ganta United Methodist School; St. Mary’s, Bishop Carroll and LASS.

It may be recalled that in 2013 Margibi-based Booker Washington Institute (BWI) whipped Ganta United Methodist High School 50-47 to win the reactivated Championship at the William V.S Tubman Gray United Methodist High School Gymnasium in Gbarnga City.

Ganta United Methodist lost the gigantic trophy when they suffered similar defeat at the hands of St. Martin High School in 2012.

The competition was initiated in the 1970s to help promote the game among high schools in the central region, which at the time comprised of Bong, Lofa and Nimba Counties.

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