St. Joseph’s College got the better of Royal Institute International (55-37) to win the all-important boys under 15 All Island Basketball Championship at the St. Peter’s College basketball complex last evening.
Moreover, St. Peter’s College, Colombo beat Gateway College to win the consolation final.
Both teams were up to the task, but the Joes were quick to capitalize on RI’s mistakes to lead 25-17 at the half way mark. Royal Institute tried to bounce back in the second half but the lead only kept increasing towards the latter part of the game.
At the full-time whistle, the Joes were able to maintain an eighteen point lead over RI.
Shehan Fernando accumulated 26 points for the winning side. He was also adjudged most valuable player of the tournament.
Janeth Fernandopulle was announced best offensive player while Hakeem Ziyard of Ri won the best defensive player award.
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