Goa, November 20, 2014: The Indian College Basketball League organized by Basketball Federation of India (BFI) and Goa Basketball Association (GBA) in collaboration with IMG Reliance (IMG-R) began today at the Don Bosco College in Panjim.

In the Challengers League of ICBL, six of the 12 men’s team played on the opening day. St. Xavier’s, Mapusa stamped their authority on the day’s proceedings with an impressive 52-12 win over MES, Zuarinagar. This was followed by SS Dempo’s low-scoring loss to GEC, Farmagudi. The match ended in favour of the latter by 18-13.

The thrill was left for the last match of the day. DBCE, Fatorda and VMS Law, Miramar kept everyone guessing till the last few seconds of the game. Ultimately DBCE won the game by 38-37 thanks to Aaron’s 15 points.

The Indian School Basketball League in Goa has 12 teams in men’s category divided in four pools of three teams each and four teams in the women’s.

Challenger League Results:

Men’s: Xavier’s (Dekence Gavali 16) beat MES, Zuarinagar (Halgi 7) 52-12; SS Dempo (Kevin Gracious 5) lost to GEC (Libin 8) 13-18; DBCE Fatorda (Aron 15) beat VMS Law (Peter Fernandes 14) 38-37

Tomorrow’s fixtures:

Men’s: SS Dempo vs Rosary; DBCE vs VMS; Xavier’s vs GMC; DBCE vs Architecture

Women’s: Chowgule vs Rosary

Gopalakrishnan R
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