Pune: Deccan Gymkhana girls and boys defeated respective opponents in the semi-finals of the 13th Late Indirabai Joshi Memorial Girikand Cup Under-18 District Championship in progress at the Deccan Gymkhana basketball courts here
In the girls battle, Deccan Gymkhana ‘A’ defeated Cross Over 44-13 in the semi-finals. The score at half time read 26-8 with Deccan Gymkhana leading with ease. Isha Gharpuray (22) and Tia Karve (8) got on the scoreline for Deccan Gymkhana while Siddhi Shinde (9) and Khushi Sanghvi (3) scored for Cross Over.
In another semi-final encounter, CNSA defeated Sardar Dastur 37-35 which was a close contest.
CNSA led with the score of 19-13 at half time. Anisha Halwai (10), Sharvari Pathak (13) and Anusha Halwai (10) were the scorers for CNSA. For Sardar Dastur, Vaishavi Shinde scored 13 points while Sanskruti Pawar scored 8 points followed by Palak Palrecha who scored 7 points.
In the boys semi-finals, Sharp Shooters defeated Falcons 54-30 to come one step closer to the title.
For Sharp Shooters, Yash Pagere scored 13 points while Dnyanesh Patil scored 10 points.
Meanwhile Deccan Gymkhana ‘B’ defeated Akshay Bhosale Gymkhana 66-42 to enter the final.
Nagesh Sutra and Om Pawar scored 16 points each for Deccan Gymkhana.
Boys: Sharp Shooters 54 ( Dnyanesh Patil 10, Yash Pagere 13) bt Falcons 30 (Ritwik Hingole 6, Arif Shaikh 5) Half-time 25-7; Deccan Gymkhana ‘B’ 66 (Nagesh Sutra 16, Om Pawar 16) bt Akshay Bhosale Gymkhana 42 (Jas Thacker 16, Joginder Sandhu 12) Half-time 47-30.
Girls: DG ‘A’ 44 (Isha Gharpuray 22, Tia Karve 8) bt Cross Over 13 (Siddhi Shinde 9, Khushi Sanghvi 3) Half-time 26-8; CNSA 37 (Anisha Halwai 10, Sharvari Pathak 13, Anusha Halwai 10) bt Sardar Dastur 35 (Vaishavi Shinde 13, Sanskruti Pawar 8, Palak Palrecha 7) Half-time 19-13 .