Three matches were played on the twelfth day of the Mercantile Services Basketball League tournament where Union Bank recorded their 3rd win of the tournament while both MAS Reds and Softlogic recorded their second wins.
Softlogic Holdings v Sri Lankan Airlines ‘B’
The D division encounter was played at Hendry Pedris Stadium where Softlogic Holdings led the game by nine points as the half time (24-15).
Lakshan scored fourteen points for Softlogic Holdings while Roshantha added another dozen. Thilakaratene top scored in the game scoring fifteen points for Sri Lanka Airlines `B`. Avishka scored eight points to keep up the momentum.
Softlogic Holdings added another thirty-two points in the second half as Sri Lanka Airlines `B` only managed to add twenty-five points. Softlogic Holdings won their second game of the tournament by taking the game 56-40.
Sri Lanka Airlines `A` v MAS Reds
The B division encounter was played as the second match for the day at Hendry Pedris Stadium. Sri Lanka Airlines `A` trailed the game by six points into lemons as the half-time scoreboard read 24-30.
Dihan scored sixteen points for Sri Lanka Airlines `A` while Sanjaya added on another nine points. Isamil top scored in the game scoring eighteen points for MAS Reds while Roshel kept the scoreboard ticking with another thirteen points.
MAS Reds dominated the second half by adding another thirty-two points while Sri Lanka Airlines `A` managed twenty-three points. The second win for MAS Reds came with a comfortable margin of fifteen points as the final scorecard read 62-47.
Hidramani Group v Union Bank
The D division encounter was played at Otters Aquatic Club. Union Bank had a slight edge of five points going into half time as the scoreboard read 30-25.
Pushpakumara top scored in the game with twenty-five points as Kannagara scored a dozen to keep the heat in the game. Hasitha added seventeen points for the Union Bank outfit while Dhanajaya scored twelve points.
Hidramani Group only managed to add twenty-eight points in reply to the thirty-one points of Union Bank in the 2nd half. The final scoreboard read 61-53 in favor of Union Bank.
David Pieris Motor Company v LB Finance
The C division encounter was played as the final match for the day at Otters Aquatic Club. David Pieris Motor Company led the game by ten points at the end of the first half as the scoreboard read 43-33.
Gihan Sarinda top scored in the game doing most of the scoring for LB Finance as he added thirty-three points while Mattew Surain helped in with thirteen points. Jagath Kulatunga scored twenty-points for David Pieris Motor Company as Nalaka Kumarasinghe scored seventenn points.
Even though David Pieris Motor Company led the game in the first half, LB Finance fought back as they scored forty-three points in the second half to win the game. David Pieris Motor Company replied with thirty points precisely. The final scorecard read 73-76.