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December 18, 2019 Basketball Innings In The Winter Of 2019

“What distinguishes a great player is his presence. When he goes on to the court, his presence dominates the atmosphere” – Bill Russell

In the past months, the SFHS basketball teams, coached by Mr. Ajay Thakur, have proven that hard work and determination can lead to success.

October began with the teams playing the 7th Bhagwant Singh Memorial Basketball Trophy. The tournament was organized by Vivek High School from 14 October till 19 October 2019.

The U-14 Girls team, Mandira Datta, Hazel Garg, Ameera Boparai, Ananya Jain, Gurnoor Bedi, Rishaaya Kakkar, Rajni, Heeya Bedi, Meher Duggal, Nanaki Bains, Mannat Dhir and Aarshi Goyal played matches against the teams from various schools of the Tri-city and were declared the Runners Up of the Tournament.

The U-16 Girls team, Anam Bhangoo, Tanya Gupta, Deveshi Verma, Kismattdeep Kaur Dosanjh, Vidhita Jain, Anika Vinayak,SameeraYadav,Parisha Goyal,Tanisha Singh,Sehar Gupta and Ishitta Groverr played and won matches against the teams from Sacred Heart School, Manav Mangal School and GNPS-36, thus, winning the 1st position in the tournament. The team was awarded with Rs.10000/- which the children donated to the GurAasra Trust.

The U-16 Boys team Aaryan Singh Roojam, Dyaus Ghangas,Hardik Sharma, Namandeep Singh Mehra, Rahuul Singh, Raj Uday Pehal, Rajveer Singh Dhillon, Vaibhav, Vinayak Jhingan, Viraj Partap Singh Aulakh and Sashiv Bhatia played and won matches against the teams from Doon International School, Learning Path School, Vivek High School and GNPS-36 thus, winning the 1st position in the tournament. The team was awarded with Rs.10000/- which the children donated to the Prasanchetas Foundation.

The next tournament was the St. Xavier’s Basketball Trophy 2019 for U-18 Boys. This tournament was organized by St. Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44-C, Chandigarh from 21 October to 23 October 2019.

The U-18 boys team included Vaibhav (9D), Namandeep Singh Mehra (9D), Viraj Partap Singh Aulakh (9A), Aaryan Singh Roojam (10A), Vinayak Jhingan (10C), Hardik Sharma (9C), Rajveer Singh Dhillon (10C), Dyaus Ghangas (10D), Akhil Bakshi (11A), Rudransh Gaur (11A), Arav Verma (11C) and Mauraya Mahajan (11C).

On the 1st day of the tournament, the team played and won with a score of 31-14 against the team from DC Montessori School.

On the 2nd day, the team played 2 matches, the first match of the day was played against the team from St. Xavier’s Sr. Sec. School and the 2nd match was played against the team from St. John’s Public School. Both these matches were intense matches but the team was victorious, the score being 49-48 and 51-50 respectively.

The team played the final match against the team from St. Peter’s School. The enthralling match ended in a win for our team. The recorded score was 46-23. The team was awarded the winners’ trophy.

The next tournament was the St. Kabir Basketball Trophy 2019 for U-12Girls. This tournament was organized by St. Kabir Public School, Sector 26, Chandigarh from 2 to 6 November 2019.

The team, Kanisha Yadav (5B), Shanaya Garg (5D), Sara Ahuja (3B), Bhuvi Goyal (5B), Shabad Singh Uppal (4D), Mehroop Kaur Sawhney (4D), Gunnsheen Kaur (5C), Samaira (3C), Avishi Jindal (4E), Amaira Khanna (4E), Reya Gupta (4E) and Anika Uppal (5E) played 4 matches in the tournament.

The 1st match was played on 2 December 2019 against the team from Sacred Heart which our girls won 25-4.

The 2nd match, played on 4 December 2019,was a smashing victory against the team from DAV-8, Chandigarh.

The 3rd match was played on 5 December against the team from Vivek High School,Chandigarh. The win was a hat trick win for the girls with a score of 8-1

The 4th and final match was played against the host team which our team lost, thus, winning the 2nd position in the tournament. The score of the final match was 12-28.

The girls were praised for their skill and were declared Runners Up of the Tournament.

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