The Colombo Super League continued at the Sugathadasa Stadium as it played host to another set of ‘A’ division matches last evening. HSC blues faced off against HSC blacks while Air Force SC played Navy SC.
HSC Blues vs HSC Blacks
HSC Blues took honors against HSC Blacks in a close encounter with a final score line of 69-64. Mithila Abeysekara and Isuru Perera were the main offensive players for HSC Blues securing 20 and 18 points respectively for their team. Daniel Masuik was the highest scorer for HSC Blacks scoring 18 points for his team.
HSC Blues took a strong early lead at the outset of the game thanks to Mithila and Isuru’s effective offensive plays, outscoring HSC Blacks by 9 points in the first quarter. It was towards the second quarter that the HSC Blacks team settled into the game, tightening their defense and marginally outscoring the HSC Blues in every quarter. The deficit created in the first quarter came back to haunt them as they failed to turn the tables before the final buzzer and trailed by 5.
Full-time: HSC Blues-69 HSC Black-64
Air Force SC vs Navy SC
Air Force took a narrow victory against Navy in a neck to neck match, overcoming their opponents by a mere point at the end of the 40 minutes. Air Force emerged victorious with a score line of 80-79. N. Srithashan was the highest point scorer for the Air Force team, contributing 15 points to his team while Lahiru Perera secured 16 points for the Navy team.
Both teams were equally matched and as a result, neither team had a significant advantage over the other. Air Force took the lead in the first quarter although it didn’t last for long as the Navy team turned the tables and lead the scoreboard by 2 points going into half-time. Both teams showcased their shooting range by scoring multiple baskets beyond the perimeter to try and get an edge on the other. In the 2nd half, control of the game went back and forth between both teams but it was the Air Force team who managed to get those crucial last-minute baskets in, allowing them to take a narrow lead of 01 point at the sound of the final buzzer.
Full-time: Sri Lanka Air Force -80 Sri Lanka Navy BC-79