St. Joseph’s Nugegoda to meet St. Lawrence

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Under 15 Basketball semi finals

The Under 15 Girls Colombo South Zonal semi finals was held at the Amal International School Basketball court today. The 2 semi finals were played between St. Lawrence College vs Lyceum International School, Nugegoda and St. Joseph’s College, Nugegoda vs Presbytarian Girls School.

In the first semi final between St. Lawrence and Lyceum International School, the girls from Wellawatte were given a scare as they were trailing in the game during the first two quarters as the scores read 8 points to 9 points in favour of Lyceum at lemons. The second half saw a rejuvenated SLC team as they surged forward and defended their hearts out to end the game 49 points to 15 points.

Scores – St. Lawrence 49 – 15 Lyceum International

Top Scorers –     SLC 15 Points Yathara Jayanetti

            LIS 05 Points Nuyara Rathnayake

The second Semi final between St. Joseph’s Nugegoda and Presbytarian Girls School was a completely different ball game as the girls from Nugegoda dominated the game from the word go and never looked back. Proving to be the team to beat at the beginning of the tournament SJC led the game at half time with the scores reading 40 points to 1 point. As the game progressed in the second half it was a hapless display of basketball from the Dehiwela lasses as they continuously missed shot after shot with the regular bench warmers of the SJC team playing on the court. With the full time buzzer sounding off, the scoreboard read 60 points to 11 points.

Scores – St. Joseph’s College 60 – 11 Presbytarian Girls School

Top Scorers –     SJC 21 points H.K. Thisari

            PGS 07 points Tharani Naduni

The finals is set to be worked off at the Amal International School Basketball Court tomorrow (15th March) at 4.00 PM. The occasion will be graced by His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena.