Sharjah: Hosts Delhi Private School, (DPS) Sharjah boys won the first DPS interschool basketball tournament defeating New India Model School (NIMS), Dubai 71-58.
DPS dominated the proceedings from the start. They took a good lead from the first and second quarters. At half time, DPS looked like sailing towards an easy win at 36-17.
In the third quarter, NIMS got their acts together to narrow the lead from 19 points to just 8.
In the last quarter, DPS, led by a spirited display from Mohammad Nihal won 71-58. Nihal top scored with 45 points and won the most valuable player award. Kunal Vohra of DPS was adjudged the most promising player while Tanzeer Usman of NIMS got the best defensive player prize.
In the girls event, Indian High School (IHS), Dubai beat Our Own English High School, Dubai 48-36.
Our Own started off well to gain a 11-6 lead. IHS narrowed the lead and before the third quarter took a lead of five points. Henna top scored for IHS with 26 points to help her team win and bag the most valuable player and top scorer's award. Nandini Singh of Our Own was adjudged most promising player.