Amal Int’l, Elizabeth Moir in cager final

Amal International thrashed Royal Institute by massive 110 points (125-15) while Elizabeth Moir took the better of Carey College by 47 points to 39 to advance to the final of the Amal International Invitation under 18 basketball tournament.

Royal Institute had no answer to fast moving Amal International as they succumbed to a heavy defeat after trailing the winners 11-73 at the lemons. For Amal International, A.K. Suleiman (42 with three three pointers), Ashamed Yoosuf (32), Rikaz Jeelan (20) and M. Musharaf (16) were the point scorers. Ujith Steinwall with 12 contributed most to the meagre Royal Institute score.

Meanwhile, Elizabeth Moir prevailed over Carey College by 47 points to 39 in a closely contested match. The winners who were trailing the losers by nine points (14-23) at the end of the first half bounced back in style to turn the table in the second half.

Gayan de Silva (22) and Jeevan Fernando (19) were the chief scorers for Elizabeth Moir while Mohamed Azakeer (19) and D. Samarakoon (10) scored for Carey.

Amal International have the edge over Elizabeth Moir in today’s final as on Wednesday they registered a convincing 43 point win over their opponents.

Ajith Kuruppu, the senior national coach and the vice president of the Sri Lanka Basketball Federation, will be the Chief Guest at today’s final which is scheduled to be played at Amal Internationl courts at 4 .00 p.m.


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