Josephians cager champions | Daily News

Josephians cager champions

The champion Josephian team Seated From right to left : Pradeep Lakmal (Manager Skyrim Arena) Rimaz Hassan( OBU Advisory committee chairman) Shane Daniel (Asst. Coach) Asiri Caldera (Master in Charge) Rev. Fr. Milan Bernard (Prefect of Games) Roshan Randima ( Head Coach) Suranga (Gym Trainer ) Praneeth Udumagala (Asst. Coach)  1st row standing right to left : Vihan Weerasinghe, Charaka Perera, Kevin Perera, Shehan Fernando(Capt), Shannon De Zilva, Divine Valerian, Adrian Gunasekara, Keith Costa, Pulidu Malagoda, Maneth Perera, Methika Jayasinghe, Derren Bernard 

St. Joseph’s College Colombo 10 emerged All Island ‘A’ Division Basketball Champions by overcoming Ananda College in the final played at St Josephs court Josephians dominated the final from the beginning to beat Anandians by 79-47 to take the championships. Shannon De Silva was adjudged as the Best offensive Player and the Josephian skipper Shehan Fernando who had performed well during this tournament was adjudged the Most Valuable Player of the tournament .

Earlier Josephian team beat Loyola College Negombo (73-30) in the quarter finals and defeated Lyceum International School Nugegoda(56-30) in the Semi finals to enter the final. St Josephs former Rector Fr Travis Gabriel and Deputy Rector Anton Ranjith always encouraged this team for their success while Prefect of Games Fr Milan Bernard and Master in charge Asiri Kaldera backed the side from the beginning.

They had good supporting staff headed by Roshan Randima the head coach and former Josephian and National player Praneeth Udumalagala and Shane Daniel Assistant coaches all of them gave their best effort to develop the team skills. 

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