Pune, Press Release: The 2nd Masters Basketball League for former players over 35 years of age, concluded yesterday at the Deccan Gymkhana. Team Royal Blue won the championship beating Team Black 33 – 26. Joel Williams of team Royal Blue scored effectively and collected most of the rebounds. Other players of Team Royal blue defended well and stopped the main shooter Paresh Thorat of Team Black. Though at half time team Black was leading by 4 pts, in the second half Suvarna Limaye of Team Royal blue reorganised the defense of her team and led her team to victory.
In the closing ceremony, the tournament organisors felicitated current international players Shireen Limaye, Ishwari Pingale and Shreya Joshi along with some 65 plus senior basketball players.Winners and runners up of the Masters Basketball league were given gift vouchers.
The programme’s inauguration was done by Sandip Nulkar and vote of thanks was given by Aniruddha Agate.
The members of Team Royal Blue are – Gopika Kachare, Suvarna Limaye, Joel Williams, Shashank Risbud, Mohan Amrule, Satyajit Limaye, Prakash Joshi.
Results of Masters Basketball League 2014
Team Royal Blue v/s Team Black
Half time score – 14 – 10 in favor of Team Black
Full Time score – 33 – 26 in favor of Team Royal Blue
Top scorers for Team Royal Blue – Joel Williams 20 pts, Shashank Risbud 5 pts, Mohan Amrule 4 pts
Top scorers for Team Black – Sachin Wadekar 14 pts, Kiran Garge 8 pts.
Results of semi finals of Masters Basketball League
Semi Final 1-
Team Black v/s Team Sky Blue
Half time score- 11 -13 in favor of team Sky blue
Full time score – 32-21 in favor of team Black.
Top scorers for Team Black – Paresh Thorat 14 pts, Sachin Wadekar 9
pts, Kiran Garge 7 pts
Top scorers for Team Sky blue – Shrikant Joshi 8 pts, Aniruddha Agate 6 pts.
Semi Final 2-
Team Grey v/s Team Royal Blue
Half time score – 8 -14 in favor of team Grey.
Full time score – 22 – 32 in favor of Team Royal Blue
Top scorers for Team Royal Blue – Joel Williams 15 pts, Shashank
Risbud 11 pts, Gopika Kachare 4 pts
Top scorers for Team Grey – Anand Kulkarni 8 pts, Sandip Nulkar 6 pts