Deccan Gymkhana ‘A’ boys enter final

SPORTS REPORTER
Monday, 12 August 2019

Deccan Gymkhana ‘A’ boys defeated Abhinava 53-17 in the semifinals of the 14th Late Indirabai Joshi Memorial Under-18 Girikand Cup District Basketball Championship in progress at Deccan Gymkhana basketball courts here on Sunday.

Pune: Deccan Gymkhana ‘A’ boys defeated Abhinava 53-17 in the semifinals of the 14th Late Indirabai Joshi Memorial Under-18 Girikand Cup District Basketball Championship in progress at Deccan Gymkhana basketball courts here on Sunday.

The hosts took control right from the start as the score read 33-11 at half time with the Deccan boys leading. Ojas Ambedkar and Rajendra Singh did the scoring for Deccan Gymkhana as they scored 11 points each. For Abhinava, Aadi Jagdale and Arya Bangale scored 4 points each.

Earlier in the quarterfinal action, Vidyanchal beat Kamalnayan Bajaj 68-44. Jitendra Choudhary scored 22 points and Kunal Bhosale scored 21 points for Vidyanchal while Yash Pagare (23) and Yash Temurnikar (13) struck for Kamalnayan Bajaj.

In another match, Sports Arena beat Deccan Gymkhana ‘B’ 94-60. For Sports Arena, Asif Khan scored 25 points, Sunny Pisale scored 12 and Supreet chipped in with 11 points. For Deccan Gymkhana, Yash Mane scored 18 points and Aditya Bhalerao scored 9 points.

In the girls semifinal action, Sardar Dastur beat Deccan Gymkhana ‘B’ 48-32.  Tanvi Salve (26), Aanaya Bhavsar (9) and Sudhiksha Kulkarni (6) did the scoring for the Dastur girls. Meanwhile hosts Deccan Gymkhana ‘A’ beat Chonde Patil Academy 57-32.  Isha Gharpuray (14) and Tia Karve (13) got on the scoreline for the winning team while  Saee Brahmankar scored 10 points for Chonde Patil Academy.

Results
Semifinals:

Girls: Sardar Dastur 48 (Tanvi Salve 26, Aanaya Bhavsar 9, Sudhiksha Kulkarni 6) bt Deccan Gymkhana ‘B’ 32 (Yukta Chordia 13, Shalini Shirole 8) Half Time 19-16; Deccan Gymkhana ‘A’ 57 (Isha Gharpuray 14, Tia Karve 13) bt Chondhe Patil Academy 32 (Saee Brahmankar 10, Sara Chopade 13) Half Time 26-16. 
Boys: 
Deccan Gymkhana ‘A’ 53 (Ojas Ambedkar 11, Rajendra Singh 11) bt Abhinava 17 (Aadi Jagdale 4,   Arya Bangale 4) Half Time 33-11. 
Quarterfinals:
Boys: Vidyanchal 68 (Jitendra Choudhary 22, Kunal Bhosale 21) bt Kamal Nayan Bajaj 44 (Yash Pagare 23, Yash Temurnikar 13) Half Time 34-40; Sports Arena 94 (Asif Khan 25, Sunny Pisale 12, Supreet 11) bt Deccan Gymkhana ‘B’ 60 (Yash Mane 18, Aditya Bhalerao 9) Half Time 56-35.

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