Fr Agnels School, Mumbai (blue) against Oxford School, Delhi in the school boys division. Agnels would win in overtime

Fr Agnels School, Mumbai (blue) against Oxford School, Delhi in the school boys division. Agnels would win in overtime. Photo credits- Abhinav Jerath/BFI

New Delhi, Saturday, 03 May 2014: Through contrasting semifinals, school teams from Punjab, Mumbai and Chennai entered the finals of the 1st BFI-IMG Reliance National School & College Basketball League for Boys & Girls 2014 underway at the Thyagaraj Indoor Stadium in New Delhi from 30th April to 4th May.

While Punjab school teams of Government Senior Secondary School girls and Sr. Nav Bharti Public School boys coasted through to the finals, the boys from Fr Agnel School, Navi Mumbai were forced to dig deep against a never-say die Oxford School, New Delhi. The match between the two metropolitan teams was a see saw battle that was tied at the end of the regulation period and needed an additional five minutes of OT to decide the winners. In the end, Fr Agnel raced away to a 8 point lead in overtime to pull through to a 85-78 win. Fr Agnel’s Captain Vaishakh Nambiar top scored for the winners with 26 points. For Oxford School, notable scoring contributions came from Saurav’s 20 points and Abhishek’s 18 points —which included a game tying three pointer in the last 18 seconds of the fourth quarter that sent the match into overtime.

In the college division semis, the women and men teams from Chennai showcased their class and clinical efficiency. MOP Vaishnav College Chennai was ruthless in its 109-29 demolition of Renaissance College, Indore. Firing on all fronts, MOP Vaishnav was led in scoring by Gomathi’s 29 points. In the men’s section, Jeppiar Institute of Technology, Chennai continued its undefeated run by toppling Delhi regional winners Kirori Mal College to go through to the finals.

 

SEMIFINAL RESULTS FROM DAY FOUR (Saturday, 03 May 2014)

School Girls

1)      St Joseph HS, Chennai 56 (Devi 19, Nishanti 15, Ishwarya 14) bt Modern School, New Delhi 52 (Madhu 34, Shivika 6) [QT wise scores: 16-12; 10-9; 11-15; 19-16]

2)      Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana 88 (Samriti 51, Karanjit Kaur 19)bt Bishop Cotton Girls School, Bangalore 63 (Varshini Prasad 25, Lopamudra 12) [QT wise scores: 22-15; 22-15; 19-12; 25-21]

School Boys

1)      Fr. Agnels, Mumbai 85 (Vaishakh 26, Rohan 25, Tanmay 18) bt Oxford Senior Secondary School, New Delhi 78 (Saurav 20, Abhishek 18) [QT wise scores: 4-25; 21-16; 22-18; 24-12; 7-14(OT)]

2)      Sr. Nav Bharti Bharti School, Ludhiana 112 (Gurwinder 29, Dildar 14), Abhishek 10) bt The Bhavan’s Prominent, Indore 70 (Laxman 24, Mayank 24) [QT wise scores: 33-17; 28-20; 26-22; 25-11]

College Women

1)      MOP Vaishnav College, Chennai 109 (Gomathi 29, Divya 16, Neenukutty 10)bt Renaissance College, Indore 29 (Akanksha 12, Niharika 9) [QT wise scores: 34-13; 20-11; 25-2; 30-3]

College Men

1)      Jeppiar Institute of Technology, Chennai 69 (Shashank 26, Arun Hari 17, Ameet Khan 12)bt Kirori Mal College, New Delhi 46 (Aditya Raj 15, Yudhvir 11, Roopender 10) [QT wise scores:  21-6; 10-7; 19-22; 19-11]

 

SCHEDULE FOR FINAL DAY (Sunday, 04 May 2014)

COURT NO. 1

(SEMIFINALS)                                                   

SL. NO. TEAM A VS TEAM B POOL TIME
Government College, Ludhiana (B1) Vs SBM Jain College, Bangalore (A2) CW 7.00 AM
SBM Jain College, Bangalore (B1) Vs Government College, Ludhiana (A2) CM 8.30 AM

(FINALS)

SL. NO. TEAM A VS TEAM B POOL TIME
St Joseph HS, Chennai Vs Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana SG 1.00 PM
Fr. Agnels, Mumbai Vs Sr. Nav Bharti Bharti School, Ludhiana SB 2.30 PM
INDIAN TEAM PERFORMANCE/SCRIMMAGE 4.00 PM
COLLEGE WOMEN FINAL 6.00 PM
COLLEGE MEN FINAL 6.30 PM

 

COURT NO. 2     (3rd and 4th Place Matches)

SL. NO. TEAM A VS TEAM B POOL TIME
Modern School, New Delhi Vs Bishop Cotton Girls, Bengaluru SG 8.00 AM
Oxford School, New Delhi Vs The Bhavan’s Prominent, Indore SB 9.30 AM
3rd/4th PLACE WOMEN 12.00 AM
3rd/4th PLACE MEN 1.30 AM

*Note:- SG- School Girls, SB- School Boys; CW- College Women; CM- College Men

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About the 1st BFI-IMG Reliance School & College Basketball League

The Basketball Federation of India along with IMG Reliance is hosting the 1st BFI-IMG Reliance National School & College Basketball League for Boys & Girls 2014 in New Delhi from 30th April to 4th May 2014. Thirty-two teams from eight cities of India i.e. Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Ludhiana, Indore, Kolkata and Bengaluru will be participating. The top teams i.e. the winners of the school and college league from each of the above mentioned cities will be competing for the honour of being crowned national champions.

This tournament will provide new and promising talent from the grassroots level an opportunity to showcase their skills, and in turn develop and promote the game of basketball, which is the endeavour of the BFI- IMG Reliance collaboration. Competition at this age will give the much needed boost to budding players to catch the eye of the selectors, and use this as a platform to make their mark at the National Level for their respective States. An event of such magnitude will go a long way in raising the bar of the organization and standard of the game among the students, enabling them to take up careers in basketball professionally.

The interest and well being of players and officials is of foremost importance to the BFI and they will be provided with comfortable boarding, AC lodging on a sharing basis and local transport (in AC buses) from a day prior to one day after the championship for a contingent comprising 12 players and 2 team officials. International FIBA qualifiers Indian referees have been invited to officiate and help in the governance of matches in the fairness of stiff competition among the cream of basketball players from these eight cities.

The event is expected to become bigger with time as the number of cities increases every year from far and wide across India. The whole idea is to expand the horizon of basketball to the remotest of places in our country.

The winning teams from all categories will receive Rs 1,00,000/- as prize money, the runners up will receive Rs 75,000/- and the third place finishers will be awarded Rs 50,000/-.

GROUPINGS

SCHOOL BOYS

POOL A POOL B
Bangalore (Delhi Public School, South) Chennai (Velammal High School)
Indore (The Bhavan’s Prominent) Hyderabad (Oakridge International School)
Kolkata (La Martiniere High School) Ludhiana (Sr. Nav Bharti Public School)
New Delhi (Oxford School) Mumbai (Fr. Agnel School & Jr. College)

SCHOOL GIRLS

POOL A POOL B
Bangalore (Bishop Cotton High School) Chennai (St. Joseph High School)
Indore ( Emerald Heights International School) Hyderabad (Chirec Public School)
Kolkata (Nalanda Vidyapeeth) Ludhiana (Government Girls Sr. Secondary School)
New Delhi (Modern School) Mumbai (St. Anthony High School)

 

COLLEGE MEN

POOL A POOL B
Bangalore (SBM Jain College) Chennai (Jeppiar Institute of Technology)
Indore (Islamiya Karmiya Degree College) Hyderabad (Loyola Academy)
Kolkata (IIT Kharagpur) Ludhiana (Government College)
New Delhi (Kirori Mal College) Mumbai (KC College)

COLLEGE WOMEN

POOL A POOL B
Bangalore (SBM Jain College) Chennai (MOP Vaishnav College)
Indore (Renaissance College) Hyderabad (Loyola Academy)
Kolkata (St. Xavier’s College) Ludhiana (Government College)
New Delhi (St Stephen’s College) Mumbai (Podar College)

 

 

Gopalakrishnan R
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