The ongoing District Youth Basketball Tournament witnessed major upset when Phoenix boys defeated defending champions Nutan Bharat Yuvak Sangh 48-44 in Inter-Club Youth District Basketball Championship organised by Nagpur District Basketball Association (NDBA) at Surendra Nagar, here on Wednesday.
Tanay Gurmarkar propelled Phoenix into the victory scoring 22 points.
In another close match, Pande Layout Sporting Club (PLSC) boys pipped Hanumannagar Krida Mandal 43-40 by just three points on the second day of In the first quarter, PLSC took big lead 11-3. However in the second quarter, HKM bounced back and displayed improved performance. As a result both the teams scored 12 points each. Thus PLSC were leading by 23-15. In the second half, PLSC won the third quarter 8-6 and extended the lead. In the last quarter, HKM dominated the rivals 19-12 but ultimately fell short of three points.
for PLSC Parthmesh Patil top scored with 16 points and he was well supported by Mohit Wath who contributed 12. For HKM, the efforts of Parth Borkute (10) went in vian.
However in the morning session, PLSC suffered 36-45 defeat at the hands of Shivaji Nagar Gymkhana. NYSS overcame host NASA ‘B; 32-10 whereas Phoneix defeated NKPS 61-47. In the girls section, host NASA team lost to NBYS 23-48. SKS recorded 29-13 win over NYSS. PKM got the better of DKSA 28-20.