Hyderabad: Chirec Public School thrived on an impressive performance in the second half to defeat St Paul’s High School and start their campaign on a winning note in the St Patrick’s High School 17th annual inter-school invitational basketball tournament on Wednesday.
Chirec were leading 23-21 at the half time. After the change of ends, Chirec reverted to man-to-man defence which rattled St Paul’s as they failed to score in the third quarter. In the girls category, Gitanjali Devashala outclassed Johnson Grammar School with a 37-25 victory.
Results: Boys: Chirec Public School 42 (Eudric 12, Aakash 10, Arun 10) bt St Paul’s High School 26 (Alvin 14); All Saints High School 40 (Verma Kumar 14) bt Little Flower High School 19; St Joseph’s, Habsiguda 30 (Deekshith 15) bt Johnson Grammar (CBSE) 16; Delhi Public School 28 bt Gitanjali Devashala 16; Future Kids 32 bt BRJC Parsi School 16 (Irfan 12); Army Public School 33 bt Johnson Grammar (ICSE) 25 (Pranav).
Girls: Gitanjali Devashala 37 (Joshika 11, Ruchi 10) bt Johnson Grammar (ICSE) 25; Future Kids 34 (Gunasri 10) bt St Pious High School 11; All Saints High School 30 bt St Ann’s (ICSE) 15; Little Flower High School 23 (Ria 19) bt Chirec Public School 12.