Blues gun down Colombo to retain Carlton Cup

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The HSC Blues basketball club shot their way to the Carlton Cup by beating Colombo BC 79-55 in Saturday’s final, winning the tournament for the second successive time. HSC Blues has now won three Carlton Cups, all of them coming against Colombo BC. Roshan Randima and Marko Latinovic combined to hit 43 points to lead the Blues, while the rest of the Blues scored in double figures including Mithila Abeysekara with 13 points and Sameera Chanaka with 10 points. “The Blues were amazing. Everybody wanted to work hard to keep the championship secure at home. What motivated them was the feeling they got after losing the first two games in the Super 8. I am proud of them and feel very privileged to call them champions,” said Blues Head Coach Prasanna Jayasingha.

 Moratuwa slay Buffaloes with three-point dagger

The Carlton Cup Men’s Division II finals ended thrillingly as Mortuwa BC hit a last-second three-pointer to end the unrelenting challenge of Buffaloes BC ‘Blacks’. The score was tied at 54- heading into the game’s final stretch, when Moratuwa gained possession of the ball and relayed it to their sharpshooter Mohamed Faizal, who knocked down the game-winning three. Moratuwa BC were leading 29-22 at halftime. In all 26 teams took part in the tournament. Given below are the tournament’s other results: Under 14 boys’ consolation finals St. Joseph’s College, Enderamulla vs. Amal International School Half Time Scores: 11 – 12 [Amal International Leading] Full Time Scores: 25 – 40 [Amal Int. Won] Under 14 girls’ consolation finals St. Joseph’s Girls’ College, Nugegoda vs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya Half Time Scores: 05 – 12 [St. Joseph’s girls leading] Full Time Scores: 16 – 28 [St. Joseph’s girls won] Under 14 - championship finals Under 14 boys’ championship finals Lyceum International School, Nugegoda vs. Gateway College, Rajagiriya Half Time Scores: 19 – 03 [LIS leading] Full Time Scores: 41 – 12 [LIS won] Under 14 girls’ championship finals Lyceum International School, Nugegoda vs. Lyceum International School, Wattala Half Time Scores: 09 – 15 [LIS Nugegoda Leading] Full Time Scores: 27 – 26 [LIS Wattala won] Under 19 3x3 Championship finals girls & boys Presbyterian Girls’ School vs. Visakha Vidyalaya Final Scores: 09–05 [Visakha Vidyalaya won] Gateway College, Rajagiriya vs. St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 10 Final Scores: 06–07 [Gateway College won]
“This is the fourth championship we earned consecutively over the past couple of years in the club season. These are great moments in my life and we all won this together. I can call this team my family for the rest of my life,” Skipper Nilanga Wickramarathne said.Colombo BC’s best players were Janko Belic and Sudesh Ahamed who both scored 17 points and 12 points respectively. Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage, MP Namal Rajapaksa, Cooperatives and Internal Trade Minister Johnston Fernando and Bharti Airtel Lanka CEO Suren Goonewardene graced the event.