Pune, November 18, 2014: Boys team from Mahesh Vidhyalaya and girls team from DAV School won thrillers to seal their spots in the finals of the Challengers League of Indian School Basketball League, organized by Basketball Federation of India (BFI) in collaboration with IMG Reliance (IMG-R) at Millennium School here on Tuesday.
Mahesh Vidhyalaya survived the see-saw semifinal encounter against Delhi Public School by 46-42. Pratik Ubhe’s 23 points gave the winners a place in the finals against Kamal Nayan Bajaj School which beat Gurunanak PS in the first semifinals by 53-45.
In the girls category, fortune favoured DAV as they beat Abhinava English Medium by a wafer-thin margin of 39-38 in the second semifinal. Earlier Sardar Dastur Co-Ed, who will meet DAV in the finals, beat Kamal Nayan Bajaj 42-28 in a one sided contest.
Challenger League Semifinal Results: Millenium School
Boys: Gurunanak PS (Bikramjit Singh 10) lost to Kamal Nayan Bajaj (Rushikesh Pawar 17) 45-53; Delhi Public School (Dillon Carooza 28) lost to Mahesh Vidhyalaya (Pratik Ubhe 23) 42-6
Girls: Sardar Dastur (Faiziya Sayed 25) beat Kamal Nayan Bajaj (Aswetha Shinde 12) 42-28; Abhinava English Medium (Pallavi Pranik 12) lost to DAV (Unnati Giri 11) 38-39
November 19 fixtures: At Millenium School
Boys: Kamal Nayan Bajaj vs Mahesh Vidhyalaya – 4 PM
Girls: Sardar Dastur vs DAV School – 3 PM
3rd & 4th place
Boys: Delhi Public School vs Gurunanak PS – 4 PM
Girls: Kamal Nayan Bajaj vs Abhinava Eng. Med. – 3 PM