The African Methodist Episcopal Zion University has won the 2018 championship of the annual inter-college basketball tournament organized by Scorpion Incorporated, a youth organization in Monrovia.
AMEZU defeated Starz College of Science and Technology 76-61 to claim the championship in the second year of the competition.
Unlike last year where four universities participated, eight universities competed for the champions title, this year.
Starz College of Science and technology, United Methodist University or UMU, Stella Maris Polytechnic, and Blue Crest University College played in the inaugural tournament. But the institutions were joined this year by the University of Liberia or UL, Barshell University College, Cuttington University and the new winners of the championship, AMEZU.
The games attracted top personalities including multiple radio personality awards winner and ambassador of Royal Grand Hotel, Grace Hawah Weah, alias Master Queen.
As a special guest, Weah attended all the games from the opening to the final.
On their way to the final, Starz College of Science and Technology defeated the UMU and UL, while AMEZU crashed out Barhsell University College and the Blue Crest University College to make the final.
The final also attracted several high-profile personalities among, including Youth and Sports Minister, D. Zoegar Wilson. Zoegar who became a surprise guest at the final witnessed the third-place match in which Blue Crest University College were defeated by UL before he took the official kickoff for the final between AMEZU and Starz College.
Starz College lost their title to AMEZU that walked away with L$10,000 and a giant size trophy as champions while Starz pocketed L$6,000 as runners-up. UL won L$4,000 for finishing as third place winner.
Individuals were also presented certificates for excellent performance. AMEZU’s Reumass Marshall won the tournament most valuable player award while Albert Fahn of the losing finalist, Starz College scored the highest three points.
AMEZU’s coach, Wally Baar was named the best coach of the tournament while UMU’s Francis Fayiah clinched the Slam Dunk Contest.
Featured Photo Courtesy of T. Kla Wesley Jr.