Mumbai : St. Anthony’s, Chembur snatched a nail-biting 62-59 win over Andheri YMCA in the last second, in the 3rd Mastan YMCA Basketball Tournament. Andheri YMCA frittered away a 59-56 advantage with a minute and 30 seconds remaining following a brilliant recovery before St. Anthony’s restored parity 42 seconds from the end. Two consecutive fouls soon after earned St. Anthony’s vital free throws and Ankita Negi was successful with one of two, while Charmi Bhagat fired both her attempts that left Andheri YMCA helpless with the last second remaining.
St. Anthony’s effort camouflaged Mastan YMCA A’s thrilling 68-67 win over Savio Club in the men’s semi-finals as a desperate Savio squandered three scoring opportunities in the last 15 seconds. It will be an all-Mastan championship round after the home side’s ‘B’ squad fashioned a 68-63 win over arch-rivals Nagpada Basketball Association (NBA) in another exciting semis. Savio Club and Mastan YMCA will contest the junior boys’ final, while Mastan YMCA will clash with NBA in the youth boys final.
Women (Final): St. Anthony’s, Chembur bt Andheri YMCA 62-59.
Men (Semi-finals): Mastan YMCA ‘A’ bt Savio Club 68-67; Mastan YMCA ‘B’ bt NBA 68-63.
Youth boys (Semi-finals): Mastan YMCA bt Wellingdon YMCA 78-48.