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Bens concede Basketball Championship to Joes
SportSt Benedict’s College led by Sanjaya Ganlath had to be content with the runners-up trophy as they were outplayed by St Joseph’s College in the finals of the 2011 under-19 All Island 'A' division Basketball Championships by 78 points to 64. The finals played at the Royal College basketball court, Reid Avenue today, (12th March 2012) was fiercely contested with Bens leading in the first quarter by 35 points to 25. However, a few careless mistakes by the Bens and more aggressive playing by the Joes in the 2nd and 3rd quarter, making inroads through the Benedictine defense saw them through, beating the defending Champions.

In the first semi finals, Benedictines were able to tame the Royalists (61-58) in their own den, while the Josephians found no trouble in beating St. Anthony's College, Wattala (75-45) in the other semi final played yesterday. Royal College had the consolation of winning the 3rd place play-off beating St. Anthony's College, Wattala just prior to the finals today.

Big burly Yohan Keyser from St Joseph’s won the award for the Best Defensive player, while Benedictine Clinton Stallon won the best Offensive player award. Josephian captain Praneeth Udumalagala who made the bulk of the scoring for the Joes with his fast and attacking play won the Most Valuable player award. The tournament was organized by the Sri Lanka Schools Basketball Association.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on March 12 2012 12:33:58 · 0 Comments · 1383 Reads Print
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