The ninth edition of the Late Indirabai Joshi Memorial Girikand Cup under-18 District Basketball Championship for boys and girls will be organised at PYC Hindu Gymkhana Club and Deccan Gymkhana Club from May 17 to 23. As many as 27 boys and 15 girls teams will participate in the championship to be played on a league-cum knockout basis to select the Pune District Junior boys and girls teams for the forthcoming state inter-district championship to be held in the city from June 1 to 6. Last years winner in the boys category was Deccan Gymkhana B and runners up were VOBA. The winner in the girls category were Sardar Dastur and runners up were team Vayu.
Pune district U-13 girls team wins state basketball championship
The Pune district under-13 girls team lifted the Maharashtra State
Inter District Basketball Championship beating Nagpur district. The girl’s team began strongly as they raced into a 27-10 lead at the end of the second quarter. In the final two quarters,the team did not take their foot off the pedal as they recorded a comprehensive 60-24 victory. Siddhi Kothawale was the star performer for the Pune team scoring 26 points. Durga Dharmadhikari proved to be an able ally scoring 12 points to take her team home comfortably. The Pune District boys team finished at third place. In the third-fourth place play-off,the team from Pune beat Mumbai North 52-32. Ezekiel Dsouza scored 11 points for Pune while Karl Chari logged 10 points for the side as they marched to a comfortable win.