Ludhiana, August 25, 2012: APJ Jalandhar and Gurdaspur stormed into the semifinals of the under-16 girls division as the knockout stages of the Mahindra NBA Challenge got underway at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.
APJ Jalandhar faced a tough quarterfinal test against group B winners PAU Model School but dealt with it brilliantly as Tanvi’s 17 points spurred them on to a 35-17 victory. They were joined by group A toppers Gurdaspur who overpowered Sangrur 54-26.
The quarterfinal stage of the under-13 girls division also tipped off with PAU Model School enjoying better fortune than their seniors as they advanced to the semis with a resounding 45-11 win. Chahat top-scored with 14 points.
In a low-scoring thriller on court number 2, Faridkot suffered an agonising one-point defeat at the hands of Moga who prevailed 14-13 to keep their title dreams intact. Mansa sealed the third semifinal berth as they overcame Gymkhana Club 21-12.
The first-half of the day also saw plenty of action in the senior women’s division. Government College, Ludhiana kept the locals’ spirits up on another rain marred day, beating Kapurthala 50-37 with Kiran netting 20points. The individual effort of the day truly belonged to Chetna of S.R. Government College, Amritsar who went on a shooting spree to amass 34 points against Sangrur. Unfortunately for her, it ended in a losing cause with Sangrur winning the game 58-41.
Under-13 girls qf 1:
Pau Model School bt Doraha Public School 45-11 (Top Scorer: Chahat 14pts)
Government College, Ludhiana bt Kapurthala 50-37�(Top Scorer: Kiran 20pts)
Senior Women -B:
Sangrur bt S.R. Government College, Amritsar 58-41 [Top Scorer: Chetna (S.R. Government College)�34pts]
Senior Women -A:
Jalandhar bt DAV College, Amritsar 63-21 (Top Scorer: Kajal 14pts)��
Senior Women -A:
Gymkhana Club bt Hoshiarpur 51-25 (Top Scorer: Harjeet Kaur 15pts)
Under-13 girls qf 2:
Moga bt Faridkot 14-13 (Top Scorer: Asmi 7pts)
DPS, Ludhiana bt Muktsar 15-4 (Top Scorer: Ravneet 5pts)
Under-13 girls qf 3:
Mansa bt Gymkhana Club 21-12 (Top Scorer: Shaffy 9pts)
Under-16 girls qf 1:
APJ Jalandhar bt PAU Model School 35-17 (Top Scorer: Tanvi 17pts)
Under-13 boys qf 2:
Sangrur bt PAP School, Jalandhar 40-8 (Top Scorer: Akash Saini 14pts)
Under-16 girls qf 2:
Gurdaspur bt Sangrur 54-26 (Top Scorer: Gurwinder 15pts)