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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

04/03/2008 Team Mario (HOOPS) wins 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Oguaa Hall of the University of Cape Coast celebrated their hall week with a 3 on 3 basketball tournament which was held at the hall premises. This is a yearly event which is highly anticipated by both students of the university as well as basketball lovers who are interested in participating in the tournament. This year was no exception to the fun and activities of the hall week. For the basketball event four teams registered to slug it out with each other. Each team consisted of a maximum of five players each. HOOPS represented with two teams, namely Team Mario consisting of Mario 5'10", Alinko 6'9", Taiwo 6'6" and Saheed 6'7". Saykan 6'3" was unable to part take due to ankle injury. Team Claudius consisted of Claudius 6'0", Emi 6'9", Desmond 6'9", Umoru 6'9" and Andrew 6'0". UCC had two teams representing from their end namely Team Kwateng and Team O2. The first match was played between the two HOOPS team representing and not because they are team mates but both sides from the day before where claiming that they had what it takes to over power the other. Although team Mario had the most experience players Team Claudius insisted though being an underdog they could still cause an upset. At the end Team Mario did show they had a better side by winning 32 to 15. The second match was played between Team Kwateng and Team O2. From the look of the players one could see that Team O2 would not be a match of their counterparts as Team Kwateng consisted of players of the University of Cape Coast. That match ended 46 to 17 against Team O2. The third place match was played between the two losing teams. Team Claudius eyes were already red from their defeat and made it known by going all out against their opponents. Team O2 was no match to their offensive plays and basket after basket were made. In the end the superiority showed by a score margin of 24 to 3 against Team O2. The main event between Team Mario(HOOPS) and Team Kwateng(UCC) was a spectacular one as both sides had the best players from each of their outfit. The final match drawed a large crowd from the university student body in order to cheer thier comradesto victory. From the begining of the match Team Mario showed that they were a better side and stronger as they took an early lead making the UCC boys to lag behind for the rest of the match. It was an exciting one althrough to the end with team Mario winning the competition 40 to 30. Each game were played for 2o minutes with 10 minutes per half. View videos and photos from the event.