Basketball: Divine Child in semis

Mumbai : Divine Child, Andheri snatched a thrilling 22-18 tie-breaker win over Mary Immaculate, Borivali to storm into the girls’ Under-13 semi-finals, in the 2nd Don Bosco Inter School Basketball Championship, at Don Bosco, Matunga on Monday. Divine Child, who trailed 2-6 at the end of the first quarter, initiated a brilliant recovery as the teams were tied 8-8 at half-time and 18-18 at the end of regulation time before sealing the issue in the tie-breaker. Consistent scorer Danica top scored with eight points for the winners, while Sakshi added six. Esha scored eight for Mary Immaculate, while Melanie contributed six. In contrast, Vidyaniketan, Dombivali registered a thumping 31-0 win over a hapless Apostolic Carmel, Bandra to join Divine Child in the semi-finals. Vidyaniketan, who qualified for the knock out quarterfinals as Pool A toppers, were aided by Rhucha who top scored with 10 points, while Arya and Vaishnavi contributed six each.

St. Peter’s, Mazagaon and Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania, Thane entered the girls Under-11 semi-finals following resounding wins. Earlier, in the league, Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania, Thane blanked Shishuvan, Matunga 9-0 to qualify for the girls Under-13 knock out from Pool B, behind toppers St. Anthony’s, Chembur, while Shishuvan beat P.G. Garodia 17-5 to qualify for the boys under-11 knock out from Pool B, behind toppers Vibgyor.

Results: Girls U-11 (QF): St. Peter’s, Mazagaon bt P.G. Garodia 32-2; Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania bt Vibgyor 20-5. Girls U-13 (Quarter-finals): Vidyaniketan 31 (Rhucha 10, Arya 6, Vaishnavi 6) bt Apostolic Carmel 0; Divine Child 22 (Danica 8, Sakshi 6) bt Mary Immaculate 18 (Esha 8, Melanie 6). FT: 18-18. Girls U-13: Pool B: Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania bt Shishuvan 9-0.

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