Team Miners after finishing strong on Day 1 with a win over their fellow Ivorian group member W6 fell to another Ivorian team during Day 2 of knockout games which included the finals of the tournament. The Miners played one of the best games in the quater-finals nevertheless their sharp shooter Raymond Maha couldn’t get into his normal shooting rhythm and was limited to only one shot beyond the arc. At the end of the game their efforts wasn’t enough to secure a semi-finals spot loosing 7-10 in favour of Alkayoum. Alkayoum went on to play against the eventual tournament winners The One also from Ivory Coast who beat Team Camer from Cameroon in the finals 16-15
Despite been knocked out in the quater-finals the Miners team took a lot from their participation in the tournament. Speaking to Nii Aryee Ayi one of the players on the Miners team he said “ The game is more physical than i was used to and i also learnt to be mentally strong even in times when referees don’t call in my teams favour” another member of the Miners Team Andrew Ayienab who also happens to be the captain of the team also shared his experience “ the competition at that level was totally different and needed good tactics and game play to be able to win. The shot clock and game time needs to be used effectively.” Away from the game the team together with the Dynasty Basketball staff experienced a beautiful country with magnificent infrastructure and sporting facilities.
Another take away the Miners team can be proud of is their rise in ranking in Ghana and also on the world stage from 2nd to 1st in Ghana and from 3,666th to 2,734th in the world. Currently the Miners are also ranked the number 1 team in West Africa and within the top 10 teams in the whole of Africa. They achieved this through their participation in FIBA Endorsed Dynasty 3x3 events.
Going forward the Miners team will be the face of 3x3 basketball in Ghana for the 2016/2017 season and will be involved in the growth of 3x3 in Ghana. The Dynasty 3x3 Tour 2016/2017 is coming soon so all who are looking to also raise their game just like the Miners did should