Gateway wins All Island Under 20 Basketball championship

Having reached the top four, along with Royal College, Maristella College and Jaffna Central College, Gateway completed a very successful season by winning the All Island (Jathika Pasal) Under 20 Schools Basketball Championship that was organised by the Ministry of Education. Before reaching the final stage, Gateway won the Western Province tournament.

The final round games were played in Kurunegala. The grand finale saw Gateway beating Maristella College, Negombo 67-64. The unbeaten Gateway team was challenged by the boys from Negombo from beginning to the end and at full time scores were tied at 55-55. At extra time, Gateway’s rising star, Mirtesh Thurairajah rose to the occasion with three 3-pointers to win the nail biting final with a score of 67-64. Quite appropriately, Mirtesh was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament. At the semi final, Gateway beat Jaffna Central 80-60 and in the quarter final they beat Trinity College Kandy 59-46. In the Plate final Royal beat Jaffna Central to secure the 3rd place.

At the Western Province Under 20 Boys Basketball Tournament, Gateway College beat Royal College 31- 26 in the final and Maris Stella College, Negombo 51-50 in the semifinal. The quarter final saw Gateway beating S. Thomas College Mt. Lavinia 34-31.

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