Keflavík won the Women’s Basketball Cup for the 13th time after beating Valur 68:60 in the final at Laugardalshöll on Saturday.
Archive photo of a game in the men’s divison. Photo: Geir Ólafsson/Iceland Review. Click here to view a photo of Keflavík being awarded the cup.
In the men’s division, Stjarnan from Garðabær beat Grindavík 79:91 at Laugardalshöll, taking home the cup for the second time.
Daily Morgunblaðið named Bryndís Guðmundsdóttir and Jarrid Frye the players of the respective women’s and men’s matches. Bryndís scored 15 points for Keflavík in the roughly 39 minutes that she was on court, while Frye scored 32 points in 37 minutes.
In other sports news, Icelandic handball player Alexander Petersson says he hopes to be able to play with the national team when they come up against Slovenia in the preliminary round of the European Championship in men’s handball in April after injuring his ankle last year causing him to miss the World Championship in Spain.
“I still have substantial pain in my ankle but will hopefully recover soon. It was of course immensely frustrating to not be on the team in Spain but I hope that I will be able to play against Slovenia. It’s going to be a difficult game. As we saw in the World Championship, Slovenia is a really strong team,” Alexander told Morgunblaðið.
Alexander, who is considered one of Iceland’s star players, also plays for the German team Rhein-Neckar Löwen, which is coached by former Iceland coach Guðmundur Guðmundsson.
Alexander played in the team’s European Handball Federation Champions League game against the Ukrainian team Zaporozhye on Saturday night, scoring four goals.
Alexander was voted the Sports Person of the Year 2010 by the Icelandic Sport Press Association.