NSMQ 2020: Prempeh College defeated by Achimota School in quarter-finals

NSMQ 2020: Prempeh College defeated by Achimota School in quarter-finals

- Prempeh College have been kicked out of the 2020 National Science and Maths Quiz

- The four-time winners were eliminated by Achimota School in the quarter-finals on Saturday, October 3, 2020

- Achimota were inspired by substitute Afua Mankure Ansah to rally from behind for the victory

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Four-time winners, Prempeh College, have been kicked out of the 2020 national Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ 2020).

Prempeh have been eliminated after their quarter-final berth with Achimota School and Kumasi Anglican SHS (KASS) on clash on Saturday, October 3, 2020.

In the titanic clash, Achimota nicked the semi-final slot through a tie-breaker after the competition ended with the two schools on the same points.

NSMQ 2020: Prempeh College defeated by Achimota School in in quarter-finals
Photo source: Twitter/NSMQ
Source: Twitter

Prempeh started very well and led for most parts of the contest. But a substitution by Achimota saw them outperforming the boys from Kumasi and taking over the lead.

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The first round finished with Prempeh leading Achimota by five points with 24 against 19 while KASS had 11.

Achimota closed the gap to three in the second when they got 23 against Prempeh's 26 with KASS still third with 10 points.

In the third round which is the 'Problem of the Day', Prempeh added four points to their tally while Achimota only had two more points.

Going into the fourth, Achimota substituted one of their boys for a girl called, Afua Manukure Ansah, and she did the wonders by helping them cut Prempeh's five-point and opening a seven-point lead of their own.

In the final round, Prempeh rallied to close the gap but they could not overtake Achimota leaving the contest to be decided by a tie-breaker which they lost.

At the end of the final round and tie-breaker, Achimota School garnered 44 points, Prempeh had 41 points, and KASS had 27 points.

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Meanwhile, defending champions St. Augustine's College have also been eliminated from the 2020 NSMQ.

AUGUSCO were eliminated in their quarter-final contest with Accra Academy and Kumasi Senior High Technical

ACCRA ACA won the contest with a three-point lead on Friday, October 2, 2020.

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