Nov 27, 4 years ago

DFCC seals Mercantile Services Basketball title

DFCC seals Mercantile Services Basketball title

DFCC Group “Blacks” led by Prageeth Pushpakumara, with a clinical performance scored a convincing 65/50 win over HNB in the Men’s Final of the Mercantile Services Basketball Association League Tournament 2014, concluded under lights at the Otter Aquatic Club courts on Tuesday.

In the Women’s “A” division Final which preceded the men’s Final, the defending Champions HNB, led by Dilani Fernando coasted to a comfortable 85/50 win over Commercial Credit & Finance PLC.
In the Men’s “A” division Semi Finals, DFCC Group “Blacks” beat Commercial Credit & Finance “A” 59/56 and HNB beat Sampath Bank 69/54.

In the Final, DFCC Group “Blacks” led the three quarters, 16/7, 23/22 and 44/36 before winning, with their crack shooters Prageeth Pushpakumara (17), Thimothi Niroshan (15) and Terrence Naydoff (22) scoring the bulk of the points.

Rashan Ruwanga (18) , Roshan Fernando (10) & Amila Ratnayake (10) were the scorers for HNB.
The brilliant, robust, all court player, from DFCC Group “Blacks”, Thimothi Niroshan was adjudged as the Man of the Final and Man of the Tournament.

It was 07 times in a row for the experienced HNB women, who had massive leads on the first 03 quarters, 14/5, 44/15 & 59/26 before winning.

HNB’s most experienced player, Kumarine Silva accounted for 40 points & the other contributor was former Captain Umanga de Zoysa (15)

Commercial Credit & Finance, making their debut in the league, scored through their Captain, Sulochana Iddamalgoda (20) & Prasadi Fonseka (15)

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