Basketball


A scene between Bomi and Grand Cape Mount Counties at the Broad Street’s Sports Commission

Basketball, Volleyball Quarter-Finals Friday

The fixture for the quarterfinal of the basketball and volleyball of the on-going County Sports Meet has been set for Friday, January 8 at the Sports Commission on Broad Street, Monrovia.

Out of the 15-county teams in the basketball category, eight teams qualified for the quarterfinal, dubbed as ‘The Big 8.’ Likewise, in the volleyball version, eight teams have crossed over.

MYS Certain of County Sports Meet Dec. 12

In spite of the recently two confirmed cases of Ebola in the country, following the death of 10 year old Nathan Gbotee, Jr., and the supervision of about 150 persons, the Ministry of Youth and Sports has said that it is still confident to hold the 2015 National County Sports Meet, beginning Saturday, December 12.

The Youth and Sports Ministry stated that it’s optimistic that there would not be an escalation of the virus to cause postponement of the meet.


Robert Sirleaf gives US$160 to the two winning teams and Deputy Youth Deveplopment Minister Charles Saah N’tow medals refs

BYC Boss Makes Cash Donation to Upcountry Winners

For over three decades Upcountry Basketball has been spinning and there has always been the usual awarding of medals to exceptional players and trophies to champions, but never cash prizes to champions.

This year’s tournament was an exception as Mr. Robert A. Sirleaf, Chief Executive Officer of BYC Football dished out US$160 for the 1st and 2nd winners respectively. Winners GUMS received U$100 and runners-up Gboveh High received U$60.

He urged the winners to keep the spirit and keep the courage with their heads up.

5 Top Players from 2015 Upcountry League

One hundred and eighty (180) players changed the atmosphere, from fear of being punished over ruthless behavior to a more responsive, peaceful and joyful manners, in Ganta during the three-day first-ever post-Ebola basketball tournament.

There was not only excitement in the most rural ‘saleable’ town – but also heartwarming sights, sounds, and smells to remind us that Ganta is always lively.

There were three schools in each zone for 23 basketball matches throughout the tournament.


Mr. Robert A. Sirleaf present GUMS’ pointman Diamond Wesley

GUMS Win Upcountry B’Ball Tourney

After three failed grand finals Ganta United Methodist School (GUMS) finally grabbed the Harold McGowan Basketball Trophy, in the Upcountry basketball tournament.

GUMS, dubbed the Lion whipped the Upcountry basketball highest taker, Dolokelen Gboveh High School of Bong County, 44-18 points over the weekend in Ganta, Nimba County.

The tournament brought nine schools from five counties for the first time in Nimba County for over a decade.

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