ASMITA Khelo India Inter-Club Basketball Championship for U-17 girls began at the Dharampeth Krida Mandal (DKM) courts on Sunday. A record 24 teams and 288 girls from all corners of the city are participating in the seven-day tournament allotted to Nagpur by the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) and Sports Authority of India (SAI). The technical part and all aspects of the tournament are being taken care of by Nagpur District Basketball Association (NDBA).
The tournament was inaugurated by Judiciary Officer in Nagpur High Court Aradhana Garud. On the occasion, senior basketball coach Arvind Garud of Garuda Gladiators, senior handball coach of SAI Ashish Banerjee, working president of NDBA Pranay Ghate, NDBA members Samir Shrivastava, Ashish Bhide, Hemant Balbudhe, Secretary of DKM Ravindra Kulkarni and others were present. Khelo India tournament Co-ordinator Amit Sampat conducted the proceedings while Dhiraj Kadao proposed a vote of thanks.
DKM A (Meehira Dhote 15, Rajvi Maladhari 13) bt Phoenix (Shravani Salvikar 9) 38-18 (16-8, 11-0, 2-4, 9-6); Spartan A (Neharika Deoghare 18, Madhura Kakde 4) bt NSCA (Khushi Borekar 8) 27-12 (4-4, 5-0, 8-4, 10-4); UBA (Samija Korde 6, Srishti Bhagat 5) bt HKM (Shriya Patil 2) 25-5 (4-2, 9-0, 6-2, 6-1); NASA A (Vidhi Gatlewar 8, Swara Kesare 6) bt SKM (Rajlaxmi Uikey 4) 22-6 (8-0, 8-0, 2-2, 4-4); DKM B (Sanvi Tambe 4, Vritti Punekar 4) bt NYSS (Vidhi 1) 19-1 (10-0, 3-1, 2-0, 4-0).