51st Senior National Basketball Championship : 46 teams in the fray

The much anticipated Premier National Basketball tournament began for the 51st time on Friday, in the beautiful hill country, Kandy. Featuring 46 powerful teams both men and women representing Districts, Forces, Mercantile sector, Universities and Schools will showcase strength and endurance in the world’s fastest game.

While level II games will be played in Kandy, levels I and III matches will be played in Colombo and Polonnaruwa/ Kilinochchi respectively. Most importantly this tournament will be played around the country for three weeks from 3rd February to 20th February 2017.

Match results

Women

Kandy District BA Beat Polonnaruwa District BA 70 -2

Kandy ( Aruni Wijekoon 12 Pnts)

Ratnapura DBA beat Matara DBA 21-14

Ratnapura (Chani Kumarasinghe 9 Pnts)

Jaffna DBA beat Kandy DBA 63-50

Jaffna ( A Tharsi 15 Pnts)

SL Universities SA Beat Matara 49-15 University ( U.A. Peramungama 11 Pnts)

Jaffna Beat Polonnaruwa 45-27

Jaffna (Tharsika Aruaselvan 14 Pnts)

Men’s

Jaffna beat Puttalam 48-45

Jaffana ( Harsan 17 Pnts)

Kandy beat SL Universities SA 54-50

Kandy (Hansaka 17 Pnts)

Galle beat Jaffna 61-49

Galle (Ajith Jayaweera 16 Pnts)

Kandy beat Kurunegala 63-59

Kandy (Isfahen 14 Pnts)

Puttalam beat Galle 69-49

Puttalam(Tharindu Dilshan 18 Pnts)

Kurunegala beat SL Universities SA 64-47

Kurunegala ( Dammika Perera 19 Pnts)

Semi Final’s will be played today.

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