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 CollegePrince of Wales CollegeD.C InternationalVidura CollegeKarandeniya CollegeOKI InternationalMaliyadeva CollegeAlethea International
St.Joseph Vaaz CollegeAkuramgoda CollegeSt. Aloysius’ CollegeRegent InternationalSt. Benadicts KandyPolmadulla CollegeSt.Aloysius GalleC.S.International
St. Sylvester’s CollegeChrist King InternationalBadulla Central CollegeSt. Thomas SeeduwaC.I.S KandySumedha College GampahaCarey CollegeSt.Athord International
Horizon CollegeWeswood InternationalP.D.S.Kularathna CollegeDharmapala CollegeZahira College MawanellaSt. Joseph College NugegodaRoyal College WayambaMahinda College Galle
Richmond CollegeCambridge InternationalLyceum International GampahaHolly Cross InternationalDharmadutha CollegeR.I InternationalKalutara Vidyala