Colombo BC clinches Army Commander’s Challenge Trophy

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Colombo, Dec 25, Mon: Colombo Basketball Club secured a decisive win with a comfortable 23-point lead against the Sri Lanka Army Basketball Team in the Army Commander’s Challenge Trophy Basketball Championship. The final score was 87-64 in favor of Colombo BC in the tournament held at the Sri Lanka Army in Panagoda on Friday.

Guided by experienced Senior National Coach Ajith Kuruppu, who also serves as the President of the Sri Lanka Basketball Coaches’ Association, Colombo BC took control early in the game, leading 21-20 in the first quarter. Despite a close competition, they maintained a two-point lead at halftime, with a score of 38-36.

The third quarter saw Colombo BC extending their lead to 16 points, finishing with a score of 64-48, and they continued their dominance in the final quarter, securing a convincing victory with a final scoreline of 87-64.

Roshan Fernando, the captain of Colombo BC, played a crucial role in extending the lead. Dasun Nilantha received the Best Offensive Player award, Pawan Gamage was honored as the Best Defensive Player, and Simron Yoganathan’s outstanding performance earned him the title of Most Valuable Player.

The tournament, initiated by Sri Lanka Army Commander Lt Gen Vikum Liyanage RWP RSP, was a significant step in the basketball arena. Major General Shewantha Kulatunga RWP RSP VSV USP, the Chairman of the Army Basketball Committee, provided leadership for the successful execution of the event. The inaugural championship highlighted the commitment and talent of basketball enthusiasts, paving the way for future competitions in the Army Commander’s Challenge Trophy Basketball Championship series.

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The Colombo Basketball Club Front row (from left): Wellington Bran Vithushan, Nimesh Fernando, Sasindu Gajanayake, Simron Yoganathan, Second row (from left): Kanesarasa Vipushan, Dasun Nilantha, Chanuka Fernando, Rukshan Athapaththu, Narvin Ganesh. Last Row (from left): Brig Sujith Kulasekara, Major General Shewanth Kulathunga, Army Commander Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Roshan Fernando (Captain), Shivanga De Silva, Methika Jayasinghe.
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Most Valuable Player Simoron Yogananda (right) receives his trophy from Chief Guest Sri Lanka Army Commander Lt Gen Vikum Liyanage (centre)
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