Delmege Group win 'A' division title
BASKETBALL: Delmege Group defeated Sampath Bank by 87 points
to 79 points in the Mercantile Super League men's basketball tournament
'A' division final worked off at the Otter Aquatic Club courts.
The winners took a 40-31 lead at half time with P. Pushpakumara (21),
R. Randima (14) and S. Perera (25) leading the way. M. Abeysekera (32),
C. Danawansa (14) and A. Vishvanath (14) figured in a vain attempt for
Sampath Bank. Prageeth Pushpakumara of Delmege was named most
Meanwhile Nations Trust Bank edged out Ranawana and Company by 79
points to 78 points in the 'B' division tournament final. The winners
led 40-22 at half time.
M. Jayaratne (10), R. Yoosuf (31) and C. Kaluwardena (22) did the
bulk of the scoring for Nations Trust Bank while D. Perera (19) and S.
Dushantha (23) excelled for Ranawana and Company. Manjula Jayaratne of
Nations Trust Bank was picked as the most outstanding player in the 'B'
Hayley Group clinched the 'C' division title when they outplayed
David Pieris Motor Company Limited 'B' team by 89 points to 63 points in
the final. The winners led 47-25 at half time.
R. Ganewatte (27), Z. Gazalli (19) and C. Thantirige (11) were
outstanding for Hayleys Group while N. Kumarasinghe (17) and B. Lakmal
(16) did the scoring for David Pieris Motor Company Limited. Chatura
Thantirige of Hayleys Group was named most outstanding player in the 'C'
Commercial Bank had the better of SriLankan Airlines 'B' team by 70
points to 32 points in the 'D' division tournament final. The winners
led 42-11 at half time. K. Perera (10), A. Rukmal (11) and N. Suwaris
(13) did the bulk of the scoring for Commercial Bank while A. Sellar
(14) and U. Ratnasiri (11) excelled for SriLankan Airlines. Anthony
Seller of SriLankan Airlines was named most outstanding player in the
'D' division tournament.
Meanwhile in the women's tournament final Seylan Bank defeated Hatton
National Bank by 70 points to 32 points after leading 40-11 at half
time. P. Fernando (10), D. Wijesinghe (30) and I. Sandamali (11) were
outstanding for Seylan Bank while R. Jayawickrema (10) and K. de Silva
(15) did the scoring for Hatton National Bank.
Kumarani de Silva of Hatton National Bank was picked as the most
outstanding player of the women's tournament. The tournament was
organised and conducted by the Mercantile Services Basketball
Association and sponsored by Delmege Group.