Mahindra NBA Challenge League: APJ, Gurdaspur advance to semis


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 Tanvis 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 womens 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)

Senior Women-B:

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)

Under-16 girls-C:

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)

Saturday, August 25, 2012