Press Release/New Delhi, 21st Dec 2013: Modern School Girls and Oxford School Boys beat DPS Vasant Kunj 36-12 and GD Goenka 57-53 respectively to be crowned the Delhi 2013-14 BFI-IMG Reliance School Basketball League Champions. Modern School Girls were pitched against team GD Goenka in the semi-final clash which had a fantastic run in the league stage. Modern School outplayed their opponents 42-13 and made a place in finals. Madhu top scored for Modern with 42 points and Sanjam finished with 13 points for GD Goenka.
The girls from DPS Vasant Kunj beat Montfort School 57-46 and locked horns with Modern School in the battle for the title. Madhu from Modern again stepped up for her team in the final with 14 points to defeat DPS Vasant Kunj 36-12 at end of regulation time.
In the boys semi-final clash Abhishek Tyagi scored 23 points and Oxford beat Bluebells 61-43 to make it to the title clash, where they were pitched against GD Goenka. GD Goenka riding high on performance of Ahmed (16) defeated Modern School 64-55. Oxford and GD Goenka were matching basket for basket throughout the game. Oxford managed to nudge past GD Goenka 57-53 in the final minutes with Saurabh scoring 20 and Sohal finishing with 17. Ahmed scored 14 points and Sahib finished with 16 for GD Goenka.
The Chief Guest for the evening Ms Roopam Harish Sharma while congratulating the winners said, “2013-14 BFI IMG Reliance School Basketball League has showcased young talent playing competitive basketball. I wish to thank all the players, participating schools, Delhi Basketball Association and our partners IMG Reliance for making this a grand success.”
Vying for the third place, the girls from GD Goenka beat Montfort School 43-42. Sukrit scored 23 points, Manas 20 and Blue Bells School boys finished third defeating Modern School 72-70.
Modern School (Madhu 14) Bt DPS Vasant Kunj (Shibi 6) 36-12
Oxford School (Saurabh 20, Sohal 17) Bt GD Goenka (Ahmed 14, Sahib 16) 57-53
GD Goenka (Gurkiran 20) Bt Montfort (Annu 20) 43-42
Blue Bells School (Sukrit 23, Manas 20) Bt Modern School (Himanshu 22) 72-70
DPS Vasant Kunj (Nishita 30) Bt Montfort School (Annu 21) 57-46
Modern School (Madhu 42) Bt GD Goenka (Sanjam 13) 42-13
Oxford (Abhishek Tyagi 23) Bt BlueBells (Sukrit 16) 61-43
GD Goenka (Ahmed 16) Bt Modern (Himanshu 19) 64-55