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Mumbai, May 20: Mumbai Central after encountering initial resistance came into their own in the last two quarters to record a comfortable 65-48 victory (half-time – 26-23) against Nashik in a boy’s match of the 32ndMaharashtra State Inter-District Youth (boys & girls) Basketball Championship, organised by the Maharashtra State Basketball Association (MSBA) and played at the Indian Gymkhana ground and Police Gymkhana ground, on Wednesday.

The Mumbai Central hoopsters combined well with Roshan Dhum and Akshay More scoring 20 and 12 points respectively, which helped them to secure a win. For the Nashik side, the top performers were Trishul Kosambi, who scored 18 points and Gaurav Rasangali and  Shushant Naik, both contributing 10 points each.

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However, Mumbai North had a bad day going down rather tamely to Pune 47-67 after trailing 33-34 at the end of the first half. Pratik Ubhe (22), Ali Raja (14) and Pinak Kaulgud (11) were the key players for the Pune side. For Mumbai North the best efforts came from Nilesh Yadav who scored 22.

Results (Day 2)

Boys:

  1. Pune (Pratik Ubhe 22) bt Mumbai North (Nilesh Yadav 22) 67-47 (12-16, 22-17, 19-12, 14-2).
  2. Mumbai Central (Gaurav Rajangali 26) bt Nashik (Rohan Dhum 20) 65-48 (16-9, 10-14, 24-10, 15-15).
  3. Aurangabad (Tanvir Singh 15, Abhishek K 11) bt Mumbai North (Dilip Harijans 14, Nilesh Yadav 13) 39-37 (7-7, 13-4, 6-12, 13-14)
  4. Sindhudurg (M. Raju 8, Soham 8) bt Bandhara (Shrikant Chaudhari 6, Manthan G 4) 29-14. Half-time – 14-8.
  5. Akola (Shivam G 9, Abhishek B 2) bt Raigad (Dhruv Shukla 6, Harshil Joshi 4) 15-12. Half-time – 4-2.

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Girls:

  1. Amravati (Aditi Kale 14) bt Mumbai North (Kamiksha Chandan 10) 40-30 (8-7, 10-3, 8-12, 14-8).
  2. Pune (Siddhi Kothawale 15, Fauziya Sayed 11) bt Nagpue (Rasika Pande 22, Shreya Dandekar 10) 57-38 (20-3, 9-14, 13-6, 15-14).
  3. Thane (Neha Shahu 20, Sakshi Kotiyan 14) bt Amravati (Anandi Saurkar 11, Aditi Kale 6) 47-36 (8-4, 13-10, 7-9, 19-13).
  4. Mumbai North (Anshika Kanojia 15, Priti Yadav 14) bt Nashik (Jayanti Duggad 10) 52-34 (14-11, 9-10, 18-7, 11-6)
Gopalakrishnan R
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  1. lalitha 4 years ago

    Kindly let me know the timing of semi final match between thane and nagpur to be held today(22 may,2015). The match between thane and mumbai north girls was splendid. Both teams played their best and took the match to a nail biting finish. Thank you thane girls and mumbai north girls.

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