Having lost the Annual Basketball encounter played with Royal College for the All-Gunasekara trophy a month ago, Gateway College Basketballers came back strongly to beat Royal at the semi-final of the All Island Under 19 Boys ‘A’ Division Basketball tournament played for the Papare cup.
Having had a confidence booster by winning the All Island Under 20 Jathika Pasal championship recently, Gateway College Colombo outplayed Royal by winning the game with a margin of 14 points (63-49). The Gateway team has thus far remained unbeaten in the tournament.
Previously, Gateway beat Maris Stella College Negombo 70-68 at the Quarter Final and Royal Institute 71-31 at the Pre-Quarter Final. In the preliminary round, Gateway beat Westwood College 102-8, Horizon College 96-16, St. Jude’s College 54-24 and Holy Cross College 99-27.