Dharmashoka Vidyalaya emerged victorious in the final against OKI International in a close match, scoring 59 points to 52, after leading 34 points to 32 at Half time. The first quarter of the match was the tightest with only a point being the difference and as the game progressed Dharmashoka built up a slight gap in their favour with some stolen balls.
Leading up to the finals, Dharmashoka defeated CIS Kandy 82 points to 71 while in the other semi-final OKI defeated Lyceum Gampaha 54 points to 30. OKI ran away with the game in the 3rd quarter opening up a huge gap and went into the finals favourites although they eventually lost.
Incidentally Lycuem Gampaha played the Sri Lanka Schools basketball tournament for the first time at any age category and became a giant killer defeating the more fancied teams like Thurstan, P. De.S.Kularathne and Christ King on their way to the semi-final.
The champions Dharmashoka defeated Cambridge and St. Sylvester’s Kandy on their way to the final, scores being 69 points to 37 and 69 points to 41 respectively.
The groups were scheduled as follows
|Thurstan College||Prince of Wales College||D.C International||Vidura College||Karandeniya College||OKI International||Maliyadeva College||Alethea International|
|St.Joseph Vaaz College||Akuramgoda College||St. Aloysius’ College||Regent International||St. Benadicts Kandy||Polmadulla College||St.Aloysius Galle||C.S.International|
|St. Sylvester’s College||Christ King International||Badulla Central College||St. Thomas Seeduwa||C.I.S Kandy||Sumedha College Gampaha||Carey College||St.Athord International|
|Horizon College||Weswood International||P.D.S.Kularathna College||Dharmapala College||Zahira College Mawanella||St. Joseph College Nugegoda||Royal College Wayamba||Mahinda College Galle|
|Richmond College||Cambridge International||Lyceum International Gampaha||Holly Cross International||Dharmadutha College||R.I International||Kalutara Vidyala|