2019 Inter-Collegial Basketball Tournament Begins Today at Sports Commission

MONROVIA, Montserrado – College basketball returns at the Sports Commission this weekend when the 2019 Scorpion Incorporated Inter-College basketball tournament begins with eight universities set to battle for supremacy.

The third edition of the Scorpion Incorporated Inter-College basketball begins on Friday, November 22 and is expected to end on December 6, with all games set to be played at the Sports Commission on Broad Street.

Participants for the 2019 edition are the defending champions African Methodist Episcopal Zion University, the 2017 champions Starz College, BlueCrest University, the University of Liberia, the African Methodist Episcopal University, Barshell University, the United Methodist University, the Adventist University, and Stella Maris Polytechnic.

On the opening day of the competition, the eight teams will play for a place in the semifinals. The African Methodist Episcopal University and Stella Maris Polytechnic will begin the tournament at 3:00 p.m. before African Methodist Episcopal Zion University starts its title defense against Barshell University in the second game.

The third game of the day will bring together the University of Liberia and BlueCrest University before Starz College begins its fight to get back their title with a match against the Adventist University.

The tournament will go for a week’s break before resuming on Saturday, November 30.

Scorpion Incorporated began its inter-collegial basketball tournament in 2017, with Starz College winning the first edition. In 2018, Starz failed to defend the title, losing to the African Methodist Episcopal Zion University in the final.

For this edition, the champions will earn L$35,000 (US$180), a trophy, and championship rings, while the runner up will earn L$15,000 (US$75), and the third-place finisher will earn L$10,000 (US$50).

Featured photo courtesy of Scorpion Incorporated

T Kla Wesley Jr.

T. Kla Wesley Jr. is a member of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia.

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