ISLAMABAD - Defending champions Wapda will take on Higher Education Commission (HEC) in the final of the 17th Women's National Basketball Championship today (Friday).

Wapda comfortably defeated Islamabad while HEC needed extra time to down Army in the two semi-finals played on Thursday. Wapda overwhelmed Islamabad 38-14. Wapda’s Mehreen Fatima scored 10 points while Umme Laila and Shehrish contributed six and five baskets respectively. Mahrukh (5), Yusra (4) and Sara Mehmood (4) scored for Islamabad.

In the second semifinal, HEC and Army played well as the match ended in 28-28 draw. An extra time of five minutes was given to decide the outcome. HEC added 10 more points and also defended well to restrict Army to just four points.

Mehru was HEC's star player as she contributed 12 points while Khatija and Samiya scored 8 and 7 points. Respectively, Ayesha and Zobia scored 10 points each for Army.