CHANDIGARH, NOV 21 : St Xavier’s School, Sector 44 and The New Pubic School, Sector 18 set up title clash in the boys as well as girls finals of the Emly Memorial Basketball Tournament being conducted by St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School in its premises here.
St Xavier’s School-44 boys prevailed over St Xavier’s School of Mohali by 54-34 in the semi-final match played today. Anmol and speedy Stanzin excelled in scoring by contributing 10 and 8 points, respectively, for the winners. For St Xavier’s Mohali, Simran (18) and Akshey (8) waged a brilliant battle but their efforts proved abortive.
St Xavier’s-44 will meet their tradition rivals NPS-18 in the final tomorrow at 10.30 a.m. Spearheaded by Sartaj, New Public School terminated the winning spree of St Xavier’s School of Panchkula with a clear -cut margin of 53-13. Sartaj (21) and Sumit (10) repeatedly raided the St Xavier’s territory and scored with ease. Sahil (11) and Amber (10) reduced the margin for Xavier’s of Panchkula.
New Public School girls also stormed into the final as they ousted Sacred Heart, Sector 26 by 40-19. Sprightly Varsha was displayed her appetite to sink basket. She top scored with 22. She was given full support by Neha (9). Sukhmani (11) did a good job by scoring 11 points but her effort could not prevent NPS from entering the final.
Hosts St Xavier’s-44 got the better of St Kabir of Sector 26 by 38-21. Xavier’s did not allow their rivals to sink even a single basket in the first quarter which they won by 14-0. St Kabir excelled in the third quarter which they clinched by 12-10. At the conclusion of third quarter, Xavier’s were still leading by 34-17. The fourth quarter fizzled out in a four-all draw.
Harleen Brar was the top scorer for Xavier’s as he collected 20 points. Reetinder (8) and Adeline (6) gave her full support.
Rupandeep was an outstanding player for Kabir as she secured 12 points.
Tomorrow’s fixtures (finals): Boys: NPS vs St Xavier’s-44 (10.30 a.m). Girls: NPS vs St Xavier’s-44 (9.30 a.m.).
Results: Boys (semi-finals): New Public School-18 (Sumit 10, Sartaj 21) bt St Xavier’s Panchkula(Sahil 11, Amber 10, Gaurav 7) by 53-13.
St Xavier’s-44 (Stanzin 8, Anmol 10, Gurjot 24) bt St Xavier’s Mohali (Simran19, Akshay 8, Karanvir 8) by 54-34.
Girls: NPS-18 (Varsha 22, Neha 9, Smiti 4) bt Sacred Heart-26 (Ravleen 4, Sukhmani 11) by 40-19.
St Xavier’s-44 (Harleen Brar 20, Adeline 6, Reetinder 8) bt St Kabir-26 (Naina 4, Rupandeep 12) by 38-21.