Anushka, Anishka sparkle for Divine Child
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Divine Child girls kept their cool even when they were trailing by a point (basket) 22-23 and with just few seconds to go, Anushka shot while Vibgyor's Meghana slipped under the basket to see them win the Girls "A" final 24-23 in the 7th Savio Hoop Inter-school basketball tournament, hosted by Dominic Savio (Andheri) on Monday. In the exciting final, fortunes fluctuated time and again, with Vibgyor leading in the first two quarters, while Divine Child girls came into their own to turn the tables in the closing stages of the tie.
Don Bosco (Baroda), the only outstation team, taking part in the tournament, did a commendable job by clinching the boys (Level "B") final, by beating Dahisar's Rustomjeer International 33-27 with Rahul Baviskar emerging their top scorer with 12 points.
Meghna Gautam (Vibgyor), Anushka Tawde (Divine Child), Varun Tirthani (St Joseph's,Wadala) and Rahul Baviskar (Don Bosco, Baroda) were adjudged the most outstanding players in their respective finals.
GIRLS (Level A): Divine Child 24 (Anushka Tawade 12, Anikshka Kanya 10) bt Vibgyor (Goregaon) 23 (Meghana Gautam 16). (Level B): Cathdral bt St.Anthony's (Chembur) 9-7. BOYS (Level A): St. Joseph(Wadala )38 ( Varun Tirthani 12, Bishnu Bohara 10) bt P.G.Garodia 27 (Sheet G. 16, Anoop T. 10). (Level B): Don Bosco (Baroda) 33 (Rahul Baviskar 12) bt Rustomjee Int. (Dahisar) 27.
Chheda hangs on by a thread
FAVOURITE Jash Chheda of Matunga Gymkhana rallied from a 0-2 deficit to snatch a thrilling win in the Rs 1.5 lakh NSCI Juniors & Doubles Open Squash Championship, an SRFI 1-Star competition, at the National Sports Club of India on Monday.
In an exciting match, Chheda endured a grueling boys' under-13 quarter-final against Ansh Bharganwar, who surprised the favourite by winning the opening two sets. Chheda almost lost the crucial third set that would have put him out of the competition but he held on grimly to keep his hopes alive with a 15-13 win over extra points. Bharganwar's strong challenge continued as Chheda laboured to win the fourth and fifth sets in a nail-biting finish for a berth in the semi-finals.