Under-18 3 x 3 Basketball Tournament:
Royal, St. Joseph’s Girls dribble for victory
Royal College Colombo emerged champions when they edged out
St.Benedict’s College by 14 points to 10 points in the boys final of the
Schools under-18 3 x 3 Basketball tournament worked off at Henry Pedris
Basketball Courts Colombo yesterday.
Imesha Thathsarani of St.Joseph’s Girls’ College Nugegoda
invading their opponents ‘D’ Area
The tournament was organized by Sri Lanka Basketball Federation to
pick a squad for the upcoming Asian under-18 Basketball tournament.
Both teams were closely contested and strived hard to score points.
However the strong Royalists took the lead and defended their basket
while increasing the gap. Sameera Chanaka netted 13 points for the
winners. The losers obtained the highest no of points from Poorna Nirmal
Royal College ‘A’ team qualified for the finals by beating Royal
College ‘B’ team by 12 points to 6 points in the semi finals. Sameera
Chanaka was the highest point scorer for Royal ‘A’ with nine points
while Ragu Ragawan was the best scorer for Royal ‘B’ with three points.
St.Benedict’s College entered finals by beating De Lasalle College by
14 points to 10 points in the semis. Pramod (four points) and Fredrick
(five points) did well for Benedictines while Anushka (five points) and
Nimesh (three points) excelled for Lasallians.
Meanwhile St.Joseph’s College Nugegoda clinched the women’s
championship when they overcame St.Lawrence College Wellawatte by 10
points to 6 points. Even though Lawrence’s fought hard to make inroads
to the game, the strong Josephian girls maintained their lead and did
not allow the opponents to overcome them.Anne Stephanie(five points) and
Imesha Thathsarani (four points) were the main contributors for
St.Joseph’s. Nicola Wickramaratne (three points) was the best for
In the semi’s St.Joseph’s Nugegoda beat Holy Family Convent
Bambalapitiya by 12 points to nine while St.Lawrence’s beat St.Bridget
Convent by 13 points to five.