St. Peter's u.19 basketball champions
BASKETBALL: St. Peter's College emerged champions in the u.19
All-Island Inter-School Basketball Tournament conducted by Sri Lanka
Schools Basketball Association.
This was a fine achievement because the Peterites won the
championship trophy after 20 years. There were 16 schools that
participated in the tournament.
On their way to championship honours the Peterites lost their first
match to De Mazenod College, Kandana by a single point - 62 points 63.
In the second match, St. Peter's beat S. Thomas' Mount Lavinia by 65
points to 43.
Then in their match to qualify for the quarter-finals, St. Peter's
beat Azhar College, Kandy by 63 points to 38. In the quarter-finals, the
Peterites beat St. Sebastian's College, Moratuwa by 67 points to 45. In
the semi-finals, St. Peter's beat St. Anne's College Kurunegala by 79
points to 45.
Came the semi-finals and the Peterite team had to play against De
Mazenod College, Kandana to whom they lost the first match. The final
turned out to be different. St. Peter's turned the tables and beat De
Mazenod College by 65 points to 49.
Besides winning the main award two Peterites - Shenal Dias and Aaron
Gomez won individual awards. Shenal Diaz was adjudged as the Best Player
of the tournament and Aaron Gomez was picked as the Best Offensive