Ludhiana, September 8, 2012: Mansa were crowned girls sub-junior champions in the Mahindra NBA Challenge (MNC) after they edged Moga 26-23 in a nailbiting final at the Guru Nanak stadium here today.
The penultimate day of the seven-week long event also saw Sangrur win the boys sub-junior title as they defeated Sports School, Gudhe 40-35 in another dramatic encounter.
In the girls sub-junior final, it was always set to be a close contest between Mansa and Moga, the two most impressive teams in the division. But eventually, Mansa demonstrated better control of their nerves to seal victory with Prabhjot top scoring with 7 points.
Similarly, there was little that separated Sangrur and Sports School, Gudhe, in the boys sub-junior finale. At the interval, Sangrur led their opponents by 5 points at 15-10, and went on to win the game by that same margin. They were however, undoubtedly helped by a stellar performance from Gurwinder who finished with 14 points.
Meanwhile, a majestic 30 point shooting effort from Samriti saw Amritsar overpower APJ Jalandhar 73-42 to win the youth girls final. The game began in a promising manner but soon turned into a one-sided affair as APJ struggled to keep the inspired Samriti in check.
Sunday marks the final day of MNC, Ludhiana.
Boys sub-junior final:
Sangrur bt Sports School, Gudhe 40-35 (Top Scorer: Gurwinder 14 pts)
Girls sub-junior final:
Mansa bt Moga 26-23 (Top Scorer: Prabhjot 7 pts)
Youth girls final:
Amritsar bt APJ Jalandhar 73-42 (Top Scorer: Samriti 30 pts)