Podar International School, Besa defeated Sandipani School CBSE 44-33 to emerge divisional champion in Inter-School Basketball Championship at Shivaji Nagar Gymkhana court, here on Monday.
They will now play in the U-14 school state basketball championship slated to be played at Akluj in Solapur in the month of November Elesh Wade and Nirman Ukey scored 17 points each to help Podar to win the title. For Sandipani Sarthak Dhuldhule single handedly scored 28 baskets but in vain.
In the girls’ section, The Achievers School and BVM Trimurti Nagar entered the final. While the Achievers School defeated Chandrapur Gramin 9-0, BVM got the better of Chandrapur city 13-2. The final will be played on Tuesday.
U-14 boys final: Podar International School, Besa (Elesh Wade 17, Nirman Ukey 17) bt Sandipani School CBSE (Sarthak Dhuldhule 28) 44-33 (10-4, 11-12, 12-9, 11-8);
Third Place: Gadchiroli (Vedant Ghume 4) bt Chandrapur Gramin (Atharva Ghutke 6) 18-8 (4-2, 2-4, 6-2, 6-0)
Semi-finals: Sandipani School CBSE (Sarthak Dhuldhule 12) bt Gadchiroli (Vedant Ghume 12) 31-18 (10-2, 3-4, 8-6, 10-6); Podar International School Besa, (Elesh Wade cccxrv10) bt Chandrapur Gramin (Atharva Ghutke 6) 24-8 (5-2, 6-4, 9-2, 4-0).
U-14 girls semifinals: The Achievers School (Ankita Chauhan 6) bt Chandrapur Gramin 9-0 (3-0, 0-0, 4-0, 2-0); BVM Trimurti Nagar (Sameeksha Chandak 7) bt Chandrapur City (Laxmi Kukde 2) 13-2 (7-0, 4-0, 2-0, 0-2).
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