Maharashtra Youth Basketball: Nashik, Pune and Nagpur teams start well

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Ms Poonam Mahajan, President of MSBA lights the inaugural lamp.
The 32nd Maharashtra Youth Basketball Championship for under 16 boys and girls is being held at Naigaon Police ground, Indian Gymkhana Club and Khalsa College, Mumbai from 19 – 23 May 2015 to select the Maharashtra State Youth boys and girls teams.
The games are seeing participation from 52 teams in the boys and girls sections combined. The camp for the state team will be held immediately post the championships, which will act as a preparatory camp for the u-16 National Championship to be held in Guwahati from June 11th to June 18th.
Opening ceremony for Maharashtra Youth Basketball Championship 2015

The Mumbai girls district team is greeted by Ms Mahajan.

Results of Day 1

Girls-

1. Nagpur (Siddha Deshmukh 11, Rasika Pande 11, Rutuja Rotkar 11, Shreya Dandekar 10) bt Satara (Priyanka Bhoite  18, Rutuja Pawar 10) 50-33 (12-5, 14-7, 8-10, 16-11)

2. Pune (Faujiya Sayyed 10, Siddhi Kothawale 8) bt Solapur 45-7 (19-2, 10-2, 7-1, 9-2)
3. Nashik (Jayanti Dugad 25, Seher Khan 11) bt Amravati (Aditi Kale 17, Vaidehi Bhartiya 12) 56-53 (7-21, 14-10, 14-9, 21-13)
Boys-
1. Nagpur (Yash Jivtode 23, Karan Sankla 7, Tegveer Singh Puni 7) bt Nashik (Manidar Singh Bal 10, Siddhart Sejwal 8) 59-41 (13-13, 16-8, 13-14, 17-6):
2. Pune (Bikramjit Singh 13, Pratik Ubhe 11) bt Aurangabad (Tanver Singh 7) 51-18 (4-7, 13-8, 21-3, 13-0).
 
The tournament was inaugurated by Member of Parliament and President, Maharashtra State Basketball Association Mrs Poonam Mahajan. Also present were Mr Kesar Khalid, Astt Commissioner of Police,  Mr Satish Pawar, Sports officer, Mumbai Police, Mr Krishnan Muthukumar, Secretary MSBA and other office bearers of MSBA.

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