WADALA, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011: Our u-14 Basketball team players were at their ruthless best in the recently held DSO basketball tournament to clinch the Mumbai city championship title. In their run up to the finals they made short work of the teams through a tremendous display of speed and skill. They beat Our Lady of Good Counsel 29-8, Bombay Scottish 27-2 and outplayed Shishuvan 36-19 in the semifinals. However it was the mouthwatering clash in the finals against Don Bosco, Matunga on their home ground that brought to fore the class of our young hoopsters. True grit and determination were writ large on their faces as they set out to bring home the title. And win they did! They defeated Don Bosco in style. The final score read 26-19. Kudos to our team for playing so well to be the Mumbai city champs. They now go on to play the zonals at Vashi later this month. We wish them success in this tourney too.
In the same tournament, our u-17 Basketball team did creditably well to reach the finals. Just like their young counterparts, they outclassed the opposition (Bombay Scottish, Xavier’s - Fort and Cathedral) by convincing margins: 29-15, 27-6 and 28-19 respectively. In the finals our team was once again pitted against the arch rivals Don Bosco, Matunga at Don Bosco, Matunga. In the first two quarters of the finals, both the teams were engaged in a see-saw battle to gain supremacy. However our boys choked in the latter stages of the game and allowed Don Bosco Matunga to gain the upper hand and thus lost the game and the title 31-38. Well played boys to reach thus far! On a happy note, four of our players, Ajay Sawla, Atul Yadav, Moneel Bheda and Venil Maru, were selected for the zonals to be played at Vashi.
The u-14 winners’ title and the runners-up title in the u-17 category were a fitting tribute to the hard work and planning of the two dedicated basketball coaches, Mr. Somnath and Mr. Raju. Carry on the good work boys… and the coaches.