Colombo District Basketball ; Colombo Super League 2017 ends with success

13 - March - 2018 | 157 Views | Share

The 16th edition of the Colombo Super League (CSL), conducted by the Colombo District Basketball Association and sponsored yet again by Leisure World Water Parks, concluded successfully recently at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium.

The tournament, which was held for 43 days, had 58 teams and 696 athletes, taking part in 6 divisions. It was a sight to witness basketball being played indoors after so many years.

The most anticipated finals being the ‘A’ division men’s match, between defending champions Colombo BC and HSC Blues, who came second best in the previous edition, ended up in victory for HSC Blues who claimed their first ever CSL title. The game was in the balance until the 3rd quarter, but HSC Blues with their experienced side pulled away,comfortably winning 74-57in the end. Clinton Stallone of HSC Blues was named MVP. HSC Blacks defeated SL Air Force SC to claim 3rd place.

The women’s ‘A’ division final was a one-sided affair, as defending champions Track Masters dominated the surprising finalist SL Army BC,and went on to claim the title yet again. Final scores read 63 to 32. Seasoned veteran Kumarine De Silva from Track Masters was named MVP for her performance through the tournament. SL Air Force SC beat Contenders BC to claim 3rd place.

The men’s ‘B’ division was won by Moratuwa BC ‘A’ beating Colombo BC ‘B’ 71 to 57. Gayan Meedeniya of Moratuwa BC was named MVP. SL Army BC ‘B’ beat Royal BC to claim 3rd place.

The women’s ‘B’ division was won by Josephians BC beating Buffaloes BC 76 to 34. Hiniduma Thisari from Josephians BC was named MVP. A 3rd place playoff was not held in this division.

The men’s ‘C’ division was won by Buffaloes BC ‘B’ beating Vazians BC 83 to 72. Lumal Soysa of Buffaloes BC ‘B’ was named MVP. Moratuwa BC ‘B’ beat All Greens BC ‘B’ to claim 3rd place.

The men’s ‘D’ division was won by Nugegoda Cagers beating SL Police ‘C’ 73 to 61. Abdul Rahuman of Nugegoda Cagers was named MVP. Old Thomians BU beat KRC SC to claim 3rd place.

The chief guest at the finals was newly elected National Olympic Committee President Suresh Subramaniam, who pledged his support for basketball. Leisure World Water Parks Managing Director Shammi Muthumala graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour and gave away the awards to the champions, along with the other distinguished guests who were present at the finals.

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