Moratuwa BC qualify for semi-finals
Two ‘B’ division quarter final matches were played when the Carlton
Cup Basketball Championship continued at the Police Park courts
yesterday while Moratuwa BC qualified for the semi finals by beating Air
Force BC (79-71). Winners posted a 23 point lead at half time. C. Alwis
and D. Barathi scored 33 and 19 points respectively for the winners
while Shanaka Perera (20 points) and M. Shabreen (14 points) were the
best contributors for the losers.
Four Wings BC went down to Carlton ‘B’ team (75-39) in the other ‘B’
division semi final match. Carlton team were 10 points ahead mid way,
won the match with a comfortable 36 point margin in the end. S.
Pussagolla (15 points) and T. Perera (13 points) were the chief scorers
for the winning team while A. Seneviratne and S. Fernando added 14 and
seven points respectively for the losers.
Carlton ‘A’ team will fight with their full strength in the ‘A’
division second qualifier for the finals, against strong Navy BC at the
Police Park courts tomorrow evening. Carlton BC lost the first chance to
reach final in Saturday’s qualifier as they suffered a shock defeat in
the hands of Colombo BC (62-51) who booked their place in the final.
Sailors who are in high spirits after beating Police BC (77-76) in an
exciting match, keeping their hopes alive to reach final, depending on
their success in tomorrow’s match against Carlton BC. Carlton BC had a
slight mental advantage against sailors as they have tamed the Navy BC
in their early meeting during the group matches.
Colombo BC, the only unbeaten team in the tournament, are already in
the final of the Carlton Cup Basketball Championships.
Thomians meet Dharmasoka in U-15 final
Meanwhile in the under 13 knock out tournament, S. Thomas’ boys who
defeated Dharmasoka lads, Ambalangoda (15-11) in the semi final, will
meet Lyceum International School, Nugegoda in the
boys final at the Police depot on October 1.
Lyceum boys beat Mahanama College, Colombo (15-13) in the other semi
final. The girls under 13 final will also be played at the same venue
between Lyceum International School, Wattala and Colombo International
Lyceum girls beat St. Paul’s lasses (14-7) in their semi final match
while the CIS won the other semi final match against St. Lawrence’s
Convent, Wellawatta (9-4).