ABC Academy’s boys & girls hoopsters enter semis

January 20, 2020, Pune


ABC Sports Academy waltzed into the semi-finals of the Phoenix Sports Academy’s 3rd edition under-13 Basketball Championship 2020 at the Pride English School basketball court after an easy 42-12 victory over Abhinav School. Abhinav was having a frustrating day in attack while ABC’s quick counters were constantly catching them on the wrong foot. In the first quarter, ABC just made two errors in defence and both led to free throws for Abhinav. As Abhinav got off the mark after the first, they failed to hit the basket with the second towards the end of the first quarter.

Shortly after the ABC U-13 boys’ team made it through to the last-4 of the tournament, their girls’ team thrashed Hooper’s Club 40-8 in their quarter-final encounter. Swara Wagh and Mrunmayee Hankare played an influential role in their side’s victory after both of them, individually, scored more points than the opponent’s total tally. Wagh ended the game with 11 points to her name while Hankare scored 9. For Hooper’s Club, Antara Joshi was the top scorer as she scored half of her team’s points while Isha Kane notched 3 points. The semi-finals will take place on Sunday morning with the final scheduled for Monday.

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