HYDERABAD: Johnson Grammar School ICSE and Little Flower High School emerged victorious in the finals of the Inter School Prize Money Invitation Basketball Tournament which was organised by Johnson Grammar School CBSE, Nacharam.
In a cracker of a game, Johnson Grammar ICSE boys, propelled by Vignesh's stellar performance, claimed a dramatic win over St. Joseph with a scoreline of 43-36.
Although, St. Joseph put up a great fight with the help of Pranav and Kunal, till the half time when the score was 21-22, Johnsonites Vignesh and Vishnu overshadowed them with some exceptional interceptions.
Johnson’s star of the show Vignesh earned 24 points where Vishnu shot 14 baskets.
In another match, riding on Ria's top show, Little Flower High School girls routed Gitanjali Devashala Balamrai 26-22.
The match began well with both the teams running ere neck to neck till the 35th minute but it was ruthless Ria who made the difference with her accurate shooting. For the loser it was Joshika Reddy and Tanvitha who played well and scored 20 points among them.
Little Flower’s Ria scored brilliant 22 points out of the 26 scored by her team Chief guest Dinkar Babu, vice-chairman and managing director of the Sports Authority of Telangana State presented the Rs 13,000 cash prize and a trophy to the winners and Rs 10,000 with a trophy to the runners-up.
Mr Dinkar Babu lauded the school management headed by Mr B Suresh for conducting the tournament in a grand scale and encouraging students to take up sports in a big way.
The Final Results
Boys: Johnson Grammar School ICSE 43 (Vignesh 24, Vishnu 14) bt St. Joseph, King Koti, 36 (Pranav 13, Kunal 10).
Girls: Little Flower 26 (Ria 22) bt Gitanjali 22 (Joshika Reddy 10, Tanvita 8)....