Reigning champions Prempeh college have shrugged off loud mouths Accra Academy and Kumasi-based Islamic Senior High School (SHS) in their quest to defending the NSMQ title.
The four-time champions took hold of the entire contest and dealt merciless blows on their contenders in Saturday evening’s quarterfinal contest.
Accra Aca who had qualified for the quarterfinals by putting down Awudome SHS, Tsito SHS and St Hubert Minor Seminary, a seeded school, could not repeat the feat when it mattered most.
The ‘bleoo’ boys lost their marbles as they watched the highly tipped favourites Kumasi warriors schooled them and city neighbours, Islamic SHS.
Prempeh took advantage of the Round Two also known as the ‘Speed Race’, to flex their muscles and show their competition how Usain Bolt-like they can run.
At a flashlight speed, Prempeh College opened a 25 points gap between them and the Kaneshie traffic light boys who could only accumulate a paltry 15 points.
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Exiting the kitchen because of too much heat, Islamic SHS trailed with 7 points in their bag.
There were sounds of hallelujah from Accra Aca and Islamic SHS as the ‘Problem of the Day’ round halted Prempeh’s assault with the ‘Amanfuo’ boys picking only a point from the available 10.
But the story was no better for Accra Academy as they also got a point. It was Islamic SHS’ turn to smile as they garnered 3 points to get some cheers from their supporters.
With the True or False round, Prempeh College was back into the driving seat as they restored the tone of the game.
It was the usual bullying as the Kumasi boys led by a 17 point margin before the final round. Accra Academy and Islamic SHS added just 7 points each.
Prempeh College answered 2 of the 4 riddles correctly in the final round as Accra Aca salvage one correct answer.
In no time, it was game, set and match as Prempeh College showed Accra Aca and Islamic SHS that monkies play by sizes.