The NBA organized inter-school (U-14) basketball championship began at the Nagpur University courts on Wednesday. The two-day championship is part of the comprehensive youth basketball initiative of the organisers of Worlds Best Basketball League in America and is being conducted under the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program.
The event is being supported by Nagpur District Basketball Association (NDBA).The championship attracted a participation of 30 boys and 22 girls teams and all the matches are played in the knockout format.
The semifinal and final matches will be played on Thursday morning from 9.30 am onwards. From this tournament 12 players each in the boys and girls category will be selected to represent Nagpur city in the Inter-City West Zone Basketball Championship. From the zonal meet a team will be selected for the NBA National championship to be played among 12 teams.
Results (All Quarterfinals)
Girls:Â Bhavanâ€™s BVM Trimurti Nagar (Astha Challani 8) bt Centre Point School Dabha (Ekta Metkar 2) 40-2 (16-0, 12-2, 6-0, 6-0); Centre Point School, Katol Road, (Gunjan Mantri 14) bt K John Public School 30-0 (12-0, 4-0, 8-0, 6-0); Delhi Public School, Kamptee Road, (Swastika Datta 11) bt Hadas CBSE (Sharvari nene 6) 11-6 (4-0, 1-2, 4-0, 2-4); Saraswati Vidyalaya (Devika Thakre 4) bt St Gianelli Convent Kamptee 8-0 (4-0, 2-0, 0-0, 2-0);
Boys:Â School of Scholars Wanadongri (Laksh Joshi 6) bt Delhi Public School, Kamptee Road, (Rounak Singh 2) 14-2 (4-0, 0-0, 6-0, 4-0); Centre Point School Dabha (Taaran Kakkad 16) bt Hadas CBSE (Shlok Dudhmoghre 10) 26-18 (7-2, 10-4, 4-6, 5-6); Modern School Umred (Yogendra Singh 10) bt Podar International (Dhyandeep Kende 4) 19-10 (6-5, 4-3, 6-2, 4-0);Â Centre Point School, Katol Road, (Arman Tuli 6) bt Hadas Primary School (Chinmay Luley 2) 20-2 (8-0, 4-2, 2-0, 6-0).