Press Release/New Delhi, 18th Dec 2013: The stage is set for the 2013-14 BFI-IMG Reliance School League Semi Finals in Delhi as eight teams clash in a Knock-Out Round for the coveted title at Modern School on 19th December. In Girls section DPS Vasant Kunj will play Montfort and Modern School lock horns with GD Goenka. Oxford School boys will play Blue Bells School and GD Goenka is pitched against Modern School.

Nishita scored 26 points, Varuni 17 and DPS Vasant Kunj beat Bal Bharti Pritam Pura 46-35 in the first quarter final match of the girls section. The combined efforts of Gurkiran 11 points and Sanjam 6 points saw GD Goenka defeat Sachdeva Public School 28-11 to secure a spot in the final four. After matching basket for basket Montfort School was able to nudge past DPS RK Puram 28-25 in the final seconds. With one semi-final spot remaining, Modern School was awarded a walkover by St. Thomas School.

Top contender for the title GD Goenka boys beat DPS Mathura Road 45-35. Daksh scored 21 points for GD Goenka and Kshitij finished with 16 for Mathura Road. Abhishek scored 32, Sohal 20, Sorabh finished with 12 and Oxford School beat Ahlcon International School 74-63 in the second quarter-finals. Anuj scored 21, Daniyal 18 and Udit finished with 16 for Ahlcon International School. Sukrit scored 31 and was assisted by Manas 13 points for Blue Bells as they went on to book the third semi finalist spot defeating Montfort 63-47. Riding high on spectacular performance by duo Himamshu 16 points and Shubhankar 13 points Modern School beat DPS RK Puram 39-34 to book a place in the final four. 

 

Results

Quarter Finals

15/12/2013

Girls

GD Goenka (Gurkiran 11, Sanjam 6) Bt Sachdeva Public School (Aakansha 6) 28-11

Montfort (Annu 11) Bt DPS RK Puram (Muskan 13) 28-25

Modern School Bt St. Thomas (Walkover awarded to Modern)

Boys

Oxford School (Abhishek 32, Sohal 20, Sorabh 12) Bt Ahlcon International School (Anuj 21, Daniyal 18, Udit 16) 74-63

Blue Bells (Sukrit 31, Manas 13) Bt Montfort (Unnat 23, Ritvik 11) 63-47

Modern School (Himamashu 16, Shubhankar 13) Bt DPS RK Puram 39-34

14/12/2013

Girls

DPS Vasant Kunj (Nishita 26, Varuni 17) Bt Bal Bharti Pritam Pura Surmai 11) 46-35

Boys

GD Goenka (Daksh 21) Bt DPS Mathura Road (Kshitij 16) 45-35

Fixture Semi Finals :: Venue –Modern School

Sl. No.

Team A

Vs

Team B

Date

B/G

Time

1

DPS Vasant Kunj

Vs

Montfort

19-12-2013

Girls

10.00 am

2

Modern School

Vs

GD Goeanka

19-12-2013

Girls

11.00 am

3

Oxford School

Vs

Blue Bells School

19-12-2013

Boys

12.00 pm

4

Modern School

Vs

GD Goenka

19-12-2013

Boys

01.00 pm

 

About BFI-IMG Reliance School Basketball League

BFI in collaboration with the IMG Reliance and State Basketball Associations organize the BFI-IMG Reliance School Basketball League each year across India to help develop a structured, pan-India School League, which will serve as the platform to increase organized basketball participation at grassroots level. The 2013-14 edition of the BFI-IMG Reliance School League will include 2 new cities – Indore and Hyderabad – in addition to last year’s returning 6 cities New Delhi, Mumbai, Indore, Ludhiana, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bangalore and Chennai. The school winners from all the states will participate in the National Champions Cup to be held in April/May, 2014 in New Delhi. The leagues will comprise of 20 teams per city (10 boys & 10 girls). A total of 1,920 kids and 160 teams will be participating across the country. Each team will play a total of 8 games over a period of 2 months and a total of 640 games will be played during the group stage, which will be followed with a knockout tournament to crown a City Champion. Games will be held at rotating locations in different schools & colleges to provide any institution the opportunity to host the league. One of the main goals of the School League is to start the first pan-India League, as opposed to the current system of competition – tournaments. As part of the 2013-14 School League, BFI and IMG Reliance have put aside money for each participating School for refurbishments of their home courts. With the help of the State Basketball Association, BFI and IMG Reliance hopes this initiative will incentivize schools to invest in basketball.

Gopalakrishnan R
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