The Final Match of the National Inter Provincial Basketball tourney conducted jointly by the Sports Department, Provincial Council, Ministry of Local Government and Department of Sports Development was held in the Jaffna District Basketball Court, located behind Jaffna Old Park, from 20th to 22nd of this month..
From the outset of the match, Epsipa of North created much crisis all alone, to the Western Province Team consisting of several National Team players. However, due to final minutes mistakes the Jaffna team had to be contented with Runners up position while the advantage of experience made Western Province Team to emerge Champions.
In the final of the women’s section, Northern Province was pitted against the western Province team with several National players
Right from the start, Northern Girls posed serious challenges to the Western Province team. Especially, W.Epsipa of the North revealed much skill and constituted solo challenges to the Western Province Team. At the breather scores stood at 27: 27.
The second half galore with tit for tat goals and the game moved without giving any clue as to who will win the match. Then the chance came to Western Province’s way , in the form of 3-points shot, and sealed their victory.
At the final whistle the scores stood at 61: 58 and the Western Province clinched the victory.
W.Epsipa who scored 30 points for the North was selected as the best player.