(Images and report courtesy Hyderabad District Basketball Association)

The 13th Rev. Fr. M Devasia Memorial Inter-School Basketball Tournament for boys and girls concluded earlier today at the St. Patrick’s High School in Hyderabad. The event, conducted by the school under the auspices of the Hyderabad District Basketball Association ran from 27th July to 1st August 2015. Ultimately, Oakridge International boys and Future Kids girls were crowned champions.

Results: Day 5: Finals

Rohit of DPS (Blue) takes a shot as Hrithik and Kaushik of Oakridge (Orange) tries to defend

Rohit of DPS (Blue) takes a shot as Hrithik and Kaushik of Oakridge (Orange) tries to defend

BOYS:  Oakridge International were crowned the Champions beating Delhi Public School 45 – 20 in the finals after comfortably leading 21 – 10 at half time. Oakridge dominated the proceedings from the start scoring regularly through Venkat, Hrithik and Kaushik and were leading 13 – 5 at end of 1st quarter. In the remaining part of the match they consolidated their lead.  Venkat (Adjudged Best Player of the tournament) scored 19 points and Hrithik with 9 points lent him good support. For Delhi Public School, Sujeeth (Adjudged best upcoming player of the tournament) waged a lone battle to score 14 points.

GIRLS: Future Kids scored a comeback win over Delhi Public School 26 – 22 after they were trailing  10 – 12 at half time. In a low scoring match, both the teams played tight defense, however, Kashish of DPS, using her speed scored 3 quick baskets to lead 10 – 6 at end of 1st quarter. However, in the 2nd quarter, Future Kids regained their composure scoring twice with Arya coming off the bench, to reduce the lead to 10 – 12 at half time. After change of ends, Future Kids continued their rhythm and scoring through Dhatri and Aastha, to retake the lead 20 – 17 at end of 3rd quarter. In a well contested 4th quarter, both played a fast paced game, however Future Kids held onto the lead till the end.

Brief Scores:

BOYS:  Finals
Oakridge International  45 (Venkat –19, Hrithik – 7) beat  Delhi Public School  20 (Sujeeth – 20) Ht: 21 – 10.

GIRLS:  Finals
Future Kids  26 (Aastha – 8, Dhatri – 7) beat Delhi Public School  22 (Kashish – 10, Sarayu – 6) Ht: 8 – 7.

Results: Day 4: Semi -Finals

Kashish (Dark Blue) of Delhi Public School goes for a layup shot as Chandrika (Light Blue) of Holy Family guards her.

Kashish (Dark Blue) of Delhi Public School goes for a layup shot as Chandrika (Light Blue) of Holy Family guards her.

The Future Kids girls scored a hard fought 29 – 20 win over Chirec Public  School to enter the finals with Delhi Public School who scored a convincing 19 – 9 win over Holy Family High School.  In the boys section defending champions Oakridge International brushed aside the challenge of Chirec Public School 39 – 19 whereas Delhi Public School scored a comfortable 43 – 18 win over Future Kids.
Chirec and Future Kids girls in a displayed good defensive plays from the start and there were many lead changes, Future Kids leading 9 – 8 at half time, however Aikya and Ishita of Chirec combined well to score 2 quick baskets in the dying minutes of 3rd quarter  to lead          16 – 15 at end of 3rd quarter. However in 4th quarter Future Kids played a fast paced game to score 14 points and did very tight defense to restrict Chirec to only 4 points and there by winning  29 – 20.

Brief Scores:

BOYS:  Semi-Finals

1) Oakridge International  39 (Venkat –25, Kaushik – 7) beat Chirec Public School  19 (Vineet – 9, Vishal – 4)Ht: 17 – 12.
2) Delhi Public School  43 (Sujeeth – 27, Rohit – 4) beat Indus Future Kids 18 (Harin – 6, Karthik – 5) Ht: 22 – 9.

GIRLS:  Semi-Finals

1) Future Kids  29 (Aastha – 7, Dhatri – 6, Nidhi – 6) beat Chirec Public School 2 (Aikya – 9, Ishita – 4) Ht: 8 – 9.
2) Delhi Public School  19 (Nikita – 8, Kashish – 5) beat Holy Family  9 (Pooja – 5, Shivani – 3) Ht: 8 – 7.

Results: Day 3: Boys Quarterfinals

Quarterfinal Match between Chirec Public School and Little Flower High School. Vineet (White) of Chirec Public School defends the attempt by Sufiyan (Blue) of Little Flower High School.

Quarterfinal match between Chirec Public School and Little Flower High School. Vineet (White) of Chirec Public School defends the attempt by Sufiyan (Blue) of Little Flower High School.

Chirec Public  School  scored a thrilling 24 – 21 win over Little Flower High School to set up a semi-final clash with defending champions Oakridge International who brushed aside the challenge of Gitanjali Devashray 40 – 15. Delhi Public School scored a comfortable 31 – 14 win over Indus Universal School to set up semi-final with Future Kids who had to work hard for its 34 – 22 win over hosts St. Patrick’s High School.
Chirec and Little Flower displayed good offensive and defensive plays and there were many lead changes and it was anyone’s game. Chirec was trailing 4 – 5 at end of 1st quarter, however Vineet and Vishal combined well using their height advantage to good effect to score in the paint to take the lead 13 – 9 at half time. In the 2nd half too, both the teams were going neck to neck, but Chirec held on to the lead to win the match 24 – 21. Anirudh of Chirec though, scored only 6 points but controlled the game well with good dribbling skills and deceptive passes.

Brief Scores:

BOYS:  Quarterfinals

1) Chirec Public School  24 (Vineet – 7, Vinay – 7, Anirudh – 6) beat Little Flower 21 (Sufiyan – 8, Shoeb – 7) Ht: 13-9.
2) Oakridge International  40(Venkat –10, Hrithik –8, Ram – 8) beat Geetanjali Devashray  15(Shubhanga-10) Ht: 23-5.
3) The Future Kids  34 (Harin – 10, Karthik – 9) beat St. Patrick’s High School  22 (Rahul – 18) Ht: 15 – 12.
4) Delhi Public School  31 (Sujeeth – 14, Rohit – 8) beat Indus Universal School 14(Kashyap – 8, Adithya – 4) Ht: 19-10.

Results: Day 2:

Last year runner-up Holy Family scored a comfortable 21 – 7 victory over St. Anthony’s Girls High School to enter the semi-finals of the 13th Rev. Fr. M. Devasia Memorial Inter School Basketball tournament at St. Patrick’s High School. The 1st quarter was well fought with both the teams playing tight defense and offense with scores 7 – 5 in favour of Holy Family. However, in the remaining 3 quarters Holy Family showed very tight defense and scored heavily through Pooja and Chandrika to comfortably win the match.

Before the start of the matches all the players/officials maintained 2 minutes silence to give homage on account of the sad demise of Ex-President Sri. APJ Abdul Kalam.

Brief Scores:

BOYS:  Pre-Quarterfinals

1) Gitanjali Devshray  28 (Shubhanga- 8, Vaishnav – 8) beat CAL Public School 15 (Ricky – 12) Half time: 16 – 15.
2) The Future Kids  31 (Harin – 8, Abhivnav – 8) beat St. Pauls HS  10 (Nihal – 4, Karthik – 3) Half time: 15 – 5.
3) St. Patrick’s High School was given Walk-over since Hindu Public School did not report for the match.

GIRLS: Quarterfinals

1) Holy Family  21  (Pooja – 12, Chandrika – 7) beat  St. Anthony’s HS  7 (Sharanya – 5) Half time: 17 – 5.
2) The Future Kids  24 (Arya – 10, Hita – 8) beat MGM High School  11 (Anusha – 9) Half time: 14 – 4.

Results: Day 1: Inauguration Day

Chirec vs All Saints.

Chirec vs All Saints.

Little Flower High School scored an thrilling 34 – 30 victory over MGM High School after leading 13 – 10 at half time.  From the start Little Flower played a fast paced game to score through Sufiyan and Anas and with very tight defence blanked MGM 8 – 0 at end of 1st quarter. However, MGM recovered in the 2nd quarter to reduce the margin to 10 – 13 at half time. MGM continued their fightback in the 2nd half and both teams were locked 29 – 29 with just 2 minutes for the final whistle. However, Sifiyan and Anas of Little Flower scored two quick baskets to seal the match in their favour.

The tournament was earlier inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Dhanpal;  Rev. Fr. KP Francis; Rev. Fr. Philemon Raj and St. Patrick’s Alumni Network.

Brief Scores:

BOYS

1) Little Flower HS  34 (Sufiyan – 18, Anas – 12) beat MGM   HS  30 (Laxmi Sai Nath – 9, Kapil – 8) Half time: 13 – 10.
2) Indus Universal School  15 (Surya – 14) beat NASR Boys  8 (Majaaz – 4) Half time: 10 – 2.
3) Delhi Public  School 29 (Rohit – 9, Avneesh – 8) beat St. Joseph’s HS  4 (Vishal – 2, Shashank – 2) Half time: 17 – 2.
4) Chirec Public School 18 (Vineet – 6, Vinay – 4) beat All Saints HS  3 (Charan – 2) Half time: 13 – 1.

GIRLS

1) Chirec Public School  15(Sushmitha – 6,Karuna – 6) beat St. Ann’s HS  8(Namrita – 4, Praharsha – 3) Half time: 9 – 3.
2) Chirec Public School  26 (Sindhu – 8, Meghana – 6) beat St. Joseph’s 10 (Chandraja – 6) Ht: 18 – 4.

Gopalakrishnan R
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