La Sallians beat Bens in thriller - Under 15 Basketball Final
|De La Salle College, Mutwal gave a spirited display to beat St. Benedictís College, Kotahena by 53 points to 48 in an absorbing final of the All-Island Under-15 ĎBí division cager championships played at the DE La Salle College, Court, Mutwal yesterday. (13th Nov 2013)|
The winners led 29-19 at the breather. Bens despite their height advantage winning most of the rebounds could not convert the good work into points by missing easy scoring opportunities under the basket.
The La Sallians too had their misfortunes missing scoring chances but did not make mistakes when the situation demanded for accuracy.
The Mutwal school defended well and the Bens play maker Brent Arnold was a marked man although he scored the most number of points (19) for the losers.
De La Salle College, Mutwal 53 ( Nuwan Maduranga 18, Ishara Piyamal 17)
St.Benedictís College 48 ( Brent Arnold 19)
The following awards were also presented
Best Offensive Player: Brent Arnold (St.Benedictís)
Best defensive Player: Ishara Piyumal (De La Salle)
Runner Up in the Championship: St.Benedictís College
Third Place: D.S.Senanayake College
Most valuable player of the tournament: Nuwan Maduranga (De La Salle)
Fourth Place- Kingswood College, Kandy.
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