HNB, Seylan clinch cager titles | Daily News

HNB, Seylan clinch cager titles

The men’s ‘D’ division final between Seylan Bank and Union Bank.

Hatton National Bank and Seylan Bank clinched the women’s and men’s titles respectively at the 26th Mercantile Basketball tournament conducted at the Henry Pedris courts.

The women’s A division final between Hatton National Bank beat Seylan Bank in progress.

In the women’s ‘A’ division final HNB beat Seylan Bank 59-47 after leading 30-12 at half time. HNB had the edge with their experience and superior skills which Seylan couldn't match. The early lead was too big for Seylan to push for a comeback but they played well in the second period. Weteran Kumarine de Silva was in superb form for HNB.

In the men’s ‘D’ division final Seylan Bank edged out Union Bank 75-73 after leading 43-29 at half time.

Seylan was in cruise control as they covered all aspects of the game and didn't let Union come into their usual best. They led by as much as 20 points during the last quarter when Union made a remarkable come back to cut the deficit down to two points with nine seconds left. But some crucial misses cost them and Seylan escaped a huge scare. Overall Seylan was the better team for over 35 minutes of the game which enabled them to clinch the 'Division D' Men's title.


Women’s ‘A’ div final: HNB 59 (Kumaranie de Silva 20, Anjalie Ekanayake 13, Imesha Thathsarani 12) beat Seylan 47 (Jayaliya Kumari 11, Tharjini Sivalingam 10)

Men’s ‘D’ div final: Seylan 75 (Gayan Samaraweera 32, Sanjana Muthukumarana 13) beat Union 73 (Hasitha Wijeratne 27, Clifford Shenal 23).

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