HNB re­gain Na­tional Net­ball ti­tle

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) - - SPORTS -

Un­beaten Hat­ton Na­tional Bank (HNB) re­gained the Na­tional Net­ball Cham­pi­onship when they de­feated Sri Lanka Air Force SC 47-27 in the fi­nal en­counter worked off at the Al­bert F. Peiris Sta­dium in Wen­nap­puwa yes­ter­day.

The League Tour­na­ment was con­ducted by the Sri Lanka Net­ball Fed­er­a­tion and was spon­sored by Dialog Ax­i­ata PLC.

HNB had an anx­ious start to the fi­nal when they were stretched to the max­i­mum by their op­po­nents be­fore pulling off the first quar­ter 10-7 in a thriller.

How­ever, there­after they dom­i­nated the pro­ceed­ings and went on to clinch the sec­ond quar­ter 12-7 and the third quar­ter 13-7 re­spec­tively.

HNB then com­pletely rat­tled their op­po­nents in the fourth and fi­nal quar­ter where they tri­umphed by a con­vinc­ing mar­gin of 12-6 to emerge cham­pi­ons.

HNB, on their way into the fi­nal had the bet­ter of Sey­lan Bank 59-45, Air Force 51-47 and Army SC 55-45 re­spec­tively.

The last year cham­pi­ons Sey­lan Bank had to be con­tent with the third place when they re­ceived a walk over from Army SC in the con­so­la­tion fi­nal.

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