Pune: Sardar Dastur girls will challenge Deccan Gymkhana ‘B’ in the finals of the 3rd Akshay Bhosale Cup Senior District Basketball tournament girls category at the Deccan Gymkhana basketball grounds here on Wednesday.
In the semi-finals, Sardar Dastur scored a 40-20 win over Sapartans. Sardar Dastur started with a bang taking a 31-8 lead at half-time.
After resumption, Dastur girls kept the momentum to ensure a place in the finals with a comfortable victory.
Shruti Sherigar (11 points), Siddhi Kothawale (9 points) and Vaishnavi Shinde (6 points) were the leading scorers for Sardar Dastur. For Spartans, Richa was the top scorer with 10 points.
In the second semi-final, Deccan Gymkhana ‘B’ trounced PYC 52-38. Going neck to neck with a scoreline of 19 all at the end of half time, Deccan Gymkhana girls surged ahead in the second half to complete a 14-point victory.
Isha Gharpuray and Durga Dharmadhikari scored 17 points each for the winning team while for PYC, Shireen Limaye scored 16 points.
Sardar Dastur 40 (Shruti Sherigar 11, Siddhi Kothawale 9, Vaishnavi Shinde 6) bt Spartans 20 (Richa Nahar 10, Ankita Sahni 6) Half Time 31-8.
Deccan Gymkhana ‘B’ 52 (Isha Gharpuray 17, Durga Dharmadhikari 17 ) bt PYC 38 (Shireen Limaye 16, Isha Humnabadkar 9) Half Time: 19-19.
Deccan Gymkhana ‘A’ 55 (Siddhant Shinde 20, Deepak Pawar 14) bt Akshay Bhosale Gymkhana ‘B’ 31 (Omkar Gadde 11, Milind Jadhav 6) Half Time 16-6.