Goldengate Int’l College is set to face Prime College in the final of the women’s KCM Basketball Bash 2017.
Goldengate reached the final with the defeat of Xavier Int’l College after a remarkable comeback.
Goldengate ladies were rather slow to start with….going on to trail by 11 points to nothing towards the end of the first quarter. But a three pointer from Bina Nakarmi and a three free throws converted by point guard Muna Maharjan set them onto a great comeback.
Goldngate changed their defensive formation in the second quarter which effectively kept Xavier Int’l away from the basket for the entire second quarter. By the end of the second quarter they had turned the tide. And continued to dominate in the third quarter to extend their lead to 22-12.
Xavier Int’l fought back in the final quarter as the urgency kicked in…they went on to close the gap down to 3 points in the end but that wasn’t enough as Goldengate hung on to their lead to book a place in the final.
Muna Maharjan, who’s been pivotal in the Goldengate side in this tournament, contributed 17 points in their win.
Final score: Xavier Int’l 31-34 Goldengate (11-3, 0-10, 02-09, 18-12)