Ghatkopars PG Garodia came back strongly after trailing 5-11 in the first half to notch up a well fought 19-17 win over Vibgyor (Goregaon West) in the final of the boys Level A of the 8th Savio Hoop Schools basketball tournament,hosted by St Dominic Savio (Andheri) here today.
For the second day in a row,it was their lanky ball-handler Abhishek Shah,who played a stellar role in their triumph. He was well supported by Anap Thakkar as the duo combined well to dominate the second half to emerge champions.
Borivalis Mary Immaculate girls,who have been doing very well in the schools soccer,won their maiden basketball title with their captain Priti Yadav putting up impressive performance. Mary beat Apostolic Carmel 18-4 in the level B final.
Earlier in the semifinals,Garodia surprised fancied Don Bosco (Matung) after leading 11-10 at the breather. Abhishek and Smeet combining well to pierce their rivals defence repeatedly,while their defence too stood like a rock to prevent the Bosco boys from scoring. The individual prize winners were: GIRLS: Priti Yadav (Mary Immaculate,Borivali – Level B) and Muskaan Bakshi (Divine Child – Level A). BOYS: Jonathan Oliveira (Dominic Savio) Level B’. Arkin N Vibgyor High)- Level A.
Results all finals
GIRLS: FINAL: Level B: Mary Immaculate (Borivali) 18 (Gayatri 5,Priti Yadav 5,Navya S 4) bt Apostolic Carmel (Bandra) 4.(Final): Level A: Divine Child 13 (Muskaan Bakshi 4; Anuska Tawde 4) bt St. Anthony bt St. Dominic Savio 6. BOYS (Semifinals): LEVEL A: P.G.Garodia (Ghatkopar) 26 (Abhishek Shah 9,Smeet Gala 9,Tanish Dedhia 5) bt Don Bosco (Matunga ) 16 Mayuresh 10). Vibgyor (Goregaon West) 24 (Arkin N 6,Shaitbh A 6) bt Don Bosco (Baroda) 9. (Final): P.G.Garodia (Ghatkopar) 19 (Abhishek Shah 10) bt Vibgyor (Goregaon West) 17. LEVEL B: (Semifinals): St. Stanislaus (Bandra) 38 (Suraj 10,Aaramgan 8,Asafib 8) bt Vibgyor (Goregaon East) 17. Dominic Savio (Andheri) 18 (Jonathan 8,Keygan 6) bt Don Bosco (Borivali) 12 (Keygan D 7). Final: St. Stanislaus (Bandra) 34 (Aarman 7,Fauzaan 18,Suraj 4) bt Dominic Savio (Andheri) 24 (Johnanthan 6,Keygen F 10,Vedant K 5).