St. Anthony’s Convent won the Kandy District U-13 girls basketball championship title for the fifth year when they narrowly piped Gateway College 18-16 during the golden basket play off in the final.
The winners led 8-6 at half time. It was 16-all at full time and the scores remained the same after extra time. The game had to be decided on the golden basket where the team that scored first ends up as the winners.
St. Anthony’s College rugby has brought in D.U.M. Jayatilake to help in coaching. Antonians are placed in the “Plate” competition, and have beaten two schools in the first round.
Jayatilake, is a product of Kingswood College and is well known in the physical side.
Peradeniya University will play Kelaniya University in a semi-final on 14th June at Air Force grounds Ratmalana. If the win they will meet the winners of Sri Jayewardenepura University and Moratuwa University on 21st June in the final.
Football will be rekindled in Kandy when veteran players from Kandy and Colombo will be seen in action shortly.
The winners of this game will be presented with the Dr. C.D.L. Fernando memorial trophy and the runner-up team will receive the M.S. Jainudeen trophy.
A game between two women’s teams will be played prior to this veterans game.
Trinity College won the All Island Schools ‘B’ division under-19 boys tennis championship by beating St. Thomas’ College Matale in the final.
Mahamaya Girls College made Kandy proud by winning the Junior National Swimming Relay championship, which was organized by the Sri Lanka Aquatic Sports Union. This is the first time they won this event. They had pocketed 130 points.
Cricketer Alahakoon no more
Victor Alahakoon, former Antonian cricketer is no more. He passed away in Mathugama and his funeral took place on Sunday. Victor was a fine cricketer, and played for the Katugastota St. Anthony’s College. He was famous for his steady batting.