Arna Warriors clinched third spot from favorites, Naya Bazaar, in style after a landslide victory in the third place play offs of the Goldengate Veteran’s Basketball Tournament.
Contrary to expectations, Arna Warriors dominated right from the start and ran away with points to win it with a margin of 44 points.
Naya Bazaar, had defeated Warriors in the league phase, the only team they managed to beat. But there were no indication things would be any different. However, a good bit of defending from the Warriors made life difficult for Naya Bazaar. On top of that, most of Naya Bazaar players looked rather knackered. And without the much needed stamina, given that Naya Bazaar line up were relatively smaller in size, their wasn’t much they could do.
Rabindra Maharjan had proved he was still a threat from the outside but on this occasion his shooting was way off.
Final score: Naya Bazaar 25-69 Arna Warriors.
Arna Warriors bagged Rs 10,000 in cash for their efforts as well as bronze medals and second runner-up trophy.