U-18 Girikand Basketball Championship: Sanjay Sawant Academy held their nerves in a ‘thriller’

August 8, 2019, Pune

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Sanjay Sawant Basketball Academy held their nerve in the dying moments to overcome Vidyanchal School 32-31, at the 14th Late Indirabai Joshi Memorial Under-18 Girikand Cup District Championship on Tuesday.

The tournament is back on after a two-day rain break and it turned out to be intense match with Sawant Academy pulling out a close victory.

It was not a perfect start for Sawant Academy as their shooters were not able to score quickly, and with the Vidyanchal School team coordinating well, the first quarter finished 4-2. The score read 22-20 in the favour of the Sawant Academy at the end of third quarter. In the final 10 minutes, leading by two points, Sawant Academy stayed cautious with their defence giving no chance to the opponents to score. In the last five minutes, the game picked up as defenders at both the end kept making mistakes. Both the teams were scoring baskets briskly and in the end it was Sawant Academy who managed to earn one point victory.

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