Mumbai: Superb display of shooting skills by the duo of Stephen Lobo and Jason Thattil, who contributed 60 out of 72 points between themselves, helped hosts Chembur YMCA defeat Ghatkopar YMCA 72-58 in the Chembur YMCA Invitational Basketball Championship 2014 for men and women for Lino Gracias Memorial Trophy, at Chembur Gymkhana here on Thursday.
In another men’s tie, Maharashtra Police were well served by Nilesh Raut (21) and Anant Kale (17), as they beat Fr. Agnel 84-60 and Central Railway put out Savio 81-72. Bandra YMCA women, spearheaded by Pooja Ajmera (15) and Nidah Kaiser (12) continued to show good form as they defeated Indian Gymkhana 52-41. The girls from Bandra had earlier won the Mastan tourney, beating the same rivals.
WOMEN: Bandra YMCA 52 (Pooja Ajmera 15, Nidah Kaiser 12) bt Indian Gym 41 (Devika Naidu 10).
MEN: Maharashtra Police 84 (Nilesh Raut 21, Anant Kale 17) bt Fr. Agnel 60 (Rohan Jagtap 12, Patrick 11).
Chembur YMCA ‘A’ 72 ( Stephen Lobo 32, Jason Thattil 28) bt Ghatkopar YMCA 58 (Shailesh Acharya 25, Siddesh P 12).
Central Rly 81 (Amit Kumar 23, Karik Counder 20, Mansoor Shaikh 12) bt Savio Club 72 (Kashif Shaikh 20, Saurabh Nishar 16).
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