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Mumbai, December 9, 2014: Vidyaniketan surprised one and all on the final day of the Indian School Basketball League in Mumbai (ISBL) organized by Basketball Federation of India (BFI) and Maharashtra Basketball Association in collaboration (MBA) with IMG Reliance (IMG-R) at Father Agnel’s on Wednesday.

Vidyaniketan got the better of Lilavati Podar by 47-43 to win the city title in gilrs category. The two entered the finals with a clean slate till now and the final started with nothing to separate the two till first quarter ended. It was second quarter when Vidyaniketan took the initiative. They opened up a lead of five points then after trailing by one point in first quarter.

Not giving away any lead in third, in the fourth quarter Vidyaniketan ensured they don’t give away the  lead they had. Sakshi for Vidyaniketan and Alika for Lilavati Podar both scored 22 points apiece but in the end, Vidyaniketan sealed their trip to New Delhi for the national finals starting December 15, 2014.

Meanwhile in the boys final, hosts Fr. Agnel steamrolled Lilavati Podar by 49-19 to win the boys title. Fr. Agnel didnt allow Podar to come in the game by extending their lead from 12 to 19 points at the end of second quarter. At the end of fourth, there was nothing left for Podar to play for eventually giving away the match tamely to Agnel.

Premier League results

Finals:

Boys: Lilavati Podar (Siddhant 7) lost to Fr. Agnels (Aaron 15) 19-49

Girls: Lilavati Podar (Alika 22) lost to Vidyaniketan (Sakshi 22) 43-47

3rd 4th place

Girls: Fr Agnel (Darshana 17) beat Hiranandani (Sabrina 30) 46-45

Boys: Shishuvan beat Hansraj Morarji (Walkover)

Semifinals

Boys: Shishuvan (Hriday 10) lost to Lilavati Podar (Siddhant 16) 26-48; Fr Agnels (Tanmay 19) beat Hansraj Morarji (Shivan 11) 53-17

Girls: Vidyaniketan (Sakshi 30) beat Hiranandani (Nina Singh 7) 40-14; Fr. Agnels (Ishita 18) lost to Lilavati Podar (Aadyaamaddi 16) 43-52

Gopalakrishnan R
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