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Indian High girls emerge champions

Defeat DPS for second successive title

  • By K.R. Nayar, Senior Reporter
  • Published: 00:00 June 14, 2010
  • Gulf News

Talented team
  • Image Credit: Supplied picture
  • The Indian High School Under-13 girls who won the Indian Basketball League title.

Sharjah: The Indian High School, Dubai Under-13 girls basketball team continued their victory run by emerging as champions for the second time in two months.

They defeated Delhi Private School (DPS), Sharjah 23-12 in the final of the fifth Indian Basketball League championship at the Al Shaab Club, .

Last month, in the Dubai Modern Interschool tournament, Indian High had won the title defeating Millennium School.

Indian High School's B.S. Ritu, who had sparkled in the Dubai Modern tournament, once again displayed her skills and was named the promising player-of-the-tournament award.

She shared the honour with Sherya Sadhu of Delhi Private School, Sharjah and Anjali Iyer of Delhi Private School , Dubai.

In the final, Rachita of Indian High top scored with five points while Shobana and Namisha chipped in with four points each.

Ritu and Joshita too were equally impressive in their performance, scoring three points each to take a firm grip of the match.

Though Delhi Private School's Shreya Sadhu tried her best, scoring five points, they found Indian High too tough to beat.

It would have been a double delight for Indian High had the boys too won the Under-13 final.

They lost to Young Elites, Dubai in a thriller by just two points.

Akash Mahajan almost guided Indian High to victory scoring 13 of the 27 points. The hero of Elites' win was Naseel Sinan who top scored with 12 points.

Dr Sunny Kurian, Patron of IBS and Managing Director of the Co-Sponsors Dr Sunny Health Care Group gave away the prizes.

RESULTS

Girls (final): Indian High School, Dubai: 23 ( Rachita 5, Shobhana 4, Namisha 4, Ritu 3, Joshita 3, Mallika 2, Mrinal 1 and Akhila 1) beat DPS, Sharjah: 12 (Shriya Sadhu 5, Merlin 3, Anna Mathew 2 and Lubna Sayeda 2)

Boys (final): Young Elites, Dubai: 29 (Naseel Sinan 12, Praveen 6, Ritik Ranjan 5, Bryan 4, Jayston 2) beat Indian High School, Dubai: 27 (Aakash Mahajan 13, Sanjeev 6, Abhishek 5 and Ahras 3).

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