The seventeenth day of the 26th Mercantile Services Basketball League ended with three matches being played in and around Colombo. Here’s a look at what happened.
Commercial Bank V Nations Trust Bank ‘B’
The D division encounter was played as the first match of the day at Hendry Pedris stadium. NTB trailed the game by five points going into lemons as the final scoreboard read 23-18.
Kumaran added twenty points for Commercial Bank while Pamod added twenty points for NTB as joint top scorers in the game. Jonathan added eleven points for Commercial Bank and chipped in for the cause.
Commercial Bank continued to lead the game as they added another twenty-seven points in the second half in reply to the twenty-two by NTB. The final scorecard read 50-40 at full time.
Mobitel v UB Finance
The E division encounter was played as the second encounter for the day at Hendry Pedris Stadium. Mobitel, continuing the sublime form led the game by four points into half-time as the scoreboard read 15-19.
Joy Gregory top scored in the game with twenty points for UB Finance doing most of the scoring. For Mobitel Nadun Chamara scored nineteen points while Rukshan Perera added thirteen points.
Even though the game was tight during the first half UB Finance managed to add only eighteen points to the game in the 2nd half while Mobitel added thirty-three points and eased on to their sixth consecutive victory. The final scorecard read 52-33.
Millennium IT v Aitken Spence
The E division encounter was played as the final encounter for the day at Otters Aquatic Club. Aitken Spence trailed the game by a dozen points into half time as the scoreboard read 27-15.
Akila Wijesinghe top scored in the game with twenty points for Millennium IT while Tahir Fazal helped with thirteen points. It was only Anuruddha who was able to add fourteen points for Aitken Spence.
Going into the second half of the game Aitken Spence added twenty-six points while Millennium IT too scored twenty-six points. Banking on the early lead in the game Millennium IT won 53-46.