The quarter-final stage matches of the Under 20 Schools Basketball Championship were worked off today at Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium.
The first match between St. Peter’s College and Gateway College Kandy was called off giving St. Peter’s College a walkover win in the quarter-final stage.
The game between Ananda College and St. Joseph’s College ended in favor of St. Joseph’s College, with the final scoreline reading 62- 57. The offensive strategy of St. Joseph’s College outsmarted Anandians giving them the ticket to the semifinals.
Royal College, Colombo emerged victory against Gateway College, Colombo with a lead of 10 points, 62 – 72 in the 3rd quarterfinal. The young gateway cagers put up a good fight against the more experienced Royalists but the aggressive defence by the Reid Avenue lads led them to victory.
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The final quarter-final of the A division Boys’ Category was played between St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala and D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo. D.S. Senanayake College booked their slot in the semifinals with a one-point win. Scores read, 63- 62.
The Semi-Finals of the boys’ category will commence tomorrow at Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium. St. Peter’s College will battle against Royal College at 7.00 A.M as the first boys’ semifinal before St. Joseph’s College and D.S. Senanayake College’s clash in the 2nd semi.
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