International Women’s Day is March, 08th this year and Sri Lanka Basketball Federation (SLBF) together with the FIBA Asia celebrate all the amazing women in Basketball, while playing the game we all love.
Some of the young players making their 1st international exposure managed to perform exceptionally well to support their inclusion in to the National Team at the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers ,1st window competition against Palestine National team on 24/02/20 at the Arab American University Sports Arena , Genin,Palestine confront of a packed stadium
Final Score - Palestine 102 - Sri Lanka 60
1st Quarter - Palestine 33- Sri Lanka 11
Half Time - Palestine 51 - Sri Lanka 26
3rd Quarter - Palestine 75 - Sri Lanka 43
Consul Hon.Mohamed Fouze of the Sri Lanka Consulate in Palestine was present to witness the match and encourage the Sri Lankan players.
For Sri Lanka
Rukshan Atapattu top Scored with 24 points ,followed by Nimesh Fernando with 8 points
O Krayem and Skipper , S Sakskini top scored with 22 points each
Sri Lanka National Basketball Team overcoming many difficult situations competing with the Palestine National Badketball Team at the "FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers " at 7pm on 24/02/20 in the Arab American University Sports Arena , Genin, Palestine.
This is the 1st time an International Basketball Team is competing against the Palestine National Team in their own soil in the history of Pslestine. Match tickets are already sold out in the 5500 capacity stadium for this historic match