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Goa, November 27, 2014: Men’s team from Xavier’s College and women’s from SS Dempo became city champions in the Challengers League of Indian College Basketball League organized by Basketball Federation of India (BFI) and Goa Basketball Association (GBA) in collaboration with IMG Reliance (IMG-R) at the Don Bosco College in Panjim on Wednesday evening.

Xavier’s College didn’t give the lead to their final opponents BITS Pilani through the game. The eventual result went in favour of Xavier’s College by 36-21. DBCE Fatorda stood third beating GEC 37-35 in a nail biting 3rd-4th place contest.

In the women’s category, SS Dempo didn’t allow Rosary’s College’s any attempts to give any fight. Kejia Fernandes’s 14 points ensured Dempo women were the best hoopsters in Goa.

Challenger League Results:


Men’s: Xaviers College (Shawn 20) beat BITS Pilani (Vijith Maithal 7) 36-21

Women’s: SS Dempo (Kejia 14) beat Rosary (Pioloa 6) 33-18


Rising Star: Vijit Maithal from BITS, Pilani

Most Valuable Player: Shawn from Xavier’s College, Mapusa

Best Defender: Slobert Monterio from Xavier’s College, Mapusa 


Rising Star: Piola Mendes from Rosary College, Navelim

Most Valuable Player: Sandra Joao from S.S.Dempo College, Althinho

Best Defender: Kejia Fernandes from S.S.Dempo College

Gopalakrishnan R
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