Riding on Smeet Joshi’s fabulous performance (30 points), Centre Point School, Katol Road defeated Hislop College 63-61 by just two points in Inter-School Under-19 Basketball Tournament organised by DSO at NBYS Bajaj Nagar court, here on Monday.
In an exciting encounter, CPS had shaky start lost first two quarters 14-20, 10-18. However, after a change of ends, they bounced back and won the third quarter 23-7 effortlessly. The last quarter was keenly contested. Both the teams scored 16 points each but at the end of the day, CPS pipped the opponents by two points. MAK Sancheti School achieved third place defeating CPS Wardhmannagar 39-29.
U-19 city boys final: CPS, Katol Road, (Smeet Joshi 30, Varun Ahuja 28) bt Hislop College (Danish Shivpeth 18, Harshal Maraotkar 13, Om Kurutkar 12) 63-61 (14-20, 10-18, 23-7, 16-16)
Third Place: MAK Sancheti (Gaurav Khadia 14) bt CPS, Wardhaman Nagar (Lovesh Kaushik 11) 39-29 (9-6, 14-3, 8-10, 8-10)
Semifinal: CPS, Katol Road, (Smeet Joshi 22) bt MAK Sancheti (Amrut Sharma 9) 52-43 (6-9, 10-11, 18-8, 18-15)
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