Gateway wins International School Basketball Championship

Having won the Under 19 Basketball championship a few weeks ago, Gateway College emerged champions in the Under 17 Inter International School Basketball tournament too by beating Belvoir College International 32-23 at the final. Gateway Girls too fared well by securing the third place in Under19 and by being the runner-up in Under 17.

Gateway’s Under 17 Boys Captain Sharo Perera was outstanding during the entire tournament and was recognized as the Most Valuable Player while Rometh Perera was named as The Best Defensive Player. From the Girls team, Sachini Samarasekara was named as The Best Offensive Player.

The efforts of the Head Coach, Mr Tharindu Fernando and Assistant Coach, Mr. Selvarajah, especially in building skills of the players during the pandemic contributed much towards these achievements.

The teams:

Under 17 Boys: Sharo Perera (Captain), Dinel Silva (Vice - Captain), Inas Iqbal, Rometh Perera, Sithara Gunaratne, Nabeel Naushad, Vishwa Herath, Sohail Jaswar, Ho Ju Lee, Fadhil Suresh, Nikila Fernando, Thinal Kumarasingha, Sethika Madapatha, Timothy Ahamadeen and Tehan Kumarasingha 

Under 17 Girls: Mehaara Ranawake (C), Nishenya Fernando, Ananya Fernando, Sarini Mallikarachchi, Onella Perera, Hafsa Irfan, Sara Aslam, Sachini Samarasekara, Roshana Dantanarayana, Ritika Srikanth,  Mayumi Liyanage, Sandali Sineka, Nehansa Paranaliyanage, Shenaya Goonetilleke and Tiasha  Harshakumar

Under 19 Boys: Iflal Iqbal (Captain), Sairam Prabahkaran (Vice – Captain), Chaniru Ranasinghe, DionRajapakse, Sheron Perera, Sharo Perera, Himantha Molligoda, Jayodh Gunasekara, Prashan Dias, Nathaneal De Lanrolle, Vishwa Herath, Dulain Perera, Infas Iqbal and Thinal Kumarasinghe 

Under 19 Girls: Maleeka Amith (Captain), Mehaara Ranawake (Vice – Captain), Nishenya Fernando, Hafsa Irfan, Sachini Samarasekara, Onella Perera, Sara Aslam, Mayumi Liyanage, Ananya Fernando, Nehansa Paranaliyanage, Roshana Dhanthanarayana, Zoe Thilakaratne, Ritika Srikanth, Chenuki Karunathilke and Vineja Vijekoon