Sameer, Pathak shine in Mumbai South West win

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Mumbai, May 21: Qureshi Sameer and Suraj Pathak were in terrific form and their fine efforts helped Mumbai South West coast to a 76-49 victory against Pune in a high-scoring boy’s match of the 32nd Maharashtra State Inter-District Youth (boys & girls) Basketball Championship, organised by the Maharashtra State Basketball Association (MSBA) and played at the Indian Gymkhana and Police Gymkhana courts, on Thursday. The Mumbai team enjoyed a 36-17 half-time lead.

Both Sameer and Pathak came up with some fast breaks to consistently find the hoop and score 25 and 24 points respectively as Mumbai South West completely dominated the match. Pratik Ubhe with 15 points tried his best to keep Pune in the fight.

Meanwhile, in a closely and well-contested girls match, Mumbai Central turned over a 8-10 first half deficit to overcome Sangli 26-25. The Mumbai girls were well-served by Vaishnavi Rao (10 points) and Vishakha Gangan (6), while Sharvni Kadam (12) and Dipti Jadhav (6) were responsible for Sangli putting up a solid fight.

In another boys encounter, Ratnagiri producing a steady performance and scoring regularly faced little problems in putting it across Nanded 88-40 after leading 45-24 at the break. Leading Ratnagiri’s charge was Afan Bagwan who top-scored with 24 points while Arman Kazi and Adil Vasta contributed 8 and 6 points respectively. Navin Tumma made 22 points in Nanded defeat.

Results – Girls:  Mumbai Central (Vaishnavi Rao 10, Vishakha Gangan 6) bt Sangli (Sharvni Kadam 12, Dipti Jadhav 6) 26-25. Half-time – 8-10.

Aurangabad (Telsvi Deshpande 10, Vedika M 8) bt Dhule (Vishnvi Hagare 6, Renuka Sharma 5) 25-16. Half-time – 13-7.

Thane (Neha S. 20, Sakshi 14) bt Amravati (Anandi 11, Aditi K 6) 47-36. Half-time – 21-14.

Pune (Siddhi Kothawali 15, Faujiya Sayyed 11, Sudhiksha Nair 7) bt Nagpur (Rashika Pandey 22, Shreya Dandekar 10) 57-37. Half-time – 29-17.

Boys: Sangli (Gaurav Ballal 14, Prasad Dhongane 7) bt Jalgaon (Tejas Kale 8, Sagar Karle 7) 46-22. Half-time – 36-4.

Chandrapur (Ankit Markam 16, Pankaj P 11, Lokesh Pal 9) bt Dhule (Bhuvnesh Dalvi 9, Ankit Borse 7) 42-25. Half-time – 20-11.

Mumbai South East (Raza Shaikh 11, Zeeshan Shaikh 10, Fauzan Shaikh 10) bt Mumbai Central (Sushant Nayak 13, Gaurav R 4) 50-32. Half-time – 36-12.

Mumbai South West (Qureshi Sameer 25, Suraj Pathak 24) bt Pune (Pratik Ubhe 15, Ali Raja 7) 76-49. Half-time – 36-17.

Nagpur (Yash Dhube 13, Teveer Singh Pohi 13) Bt Mumbai Central (Trishul Kosambi 11, Sushant Nayak 7) 43-33. Half-time – 18-13.

Ratnagiri (Afan Bagwan 24, Adil Vasta 6, Arman Kazi 8) Bt Nanded (Navin Tumma 22, Ramdev Pratani 6) 88-40. Half-time – 45-24.

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