Monday, November 3, 2014

Gangyap Girls retain CBSE East Zone Basketball title... for the fifth consecutive year!

GANGTOK, 31 Oct: The girls from Eklavya Model Residential School [EMRS], Gangyap, have retained the championship trophy at the CBSE Under-19 East Zone Basketball Championship for the fifth consecutive time. They have remained unbeaten holders of the title since 2010.
The team returned home with the cup yet again from the CBSE Under-19 East Zone Basketball Cluster 1 Championship held from 25 to 27 October at Guwahati. This time, EMRS-Gangyap had fielded a boys’ team as well at the championship.
On their debut, the EMRS-Gangyap boys, led by Pema Chewang of Class XI as captain, beat Gurukool School, Guwahati in their first match but went down to St Francis Narangi in the quarter-final round. The spectators, treated to excellence of the Gangyap Girls all these years, appreciated the contesting fight given by EMRS boys team as well.
On the other hand, the Girls’ basketball team, the champions for the past 4 years, were playing their first CBSE tournament without the 8 seniors with whom their basketball domination had begun. The eight passed out from school earlier this year.
This time, the girls were led by Tshering Eden Bhutia of Class XII as captain and Diki Doma Bhutia of class XII as vice-captain. They ensured their domination of the court and made sure that EMRS-Gangyap retained the championship title for the fifth time.
The girls team played against Axel Public School in the quarterfinals after being awarded a bye in the first round and beat them 59-02 in a clearly one-sided rubber.
In the semifinals, they demolished Delhi Public School, Guwahati 87-06 with Tshering Eden scoring 30 and Diki scoring 26 points.
They faced St. Francis in the finals. St. Francis had earlier defeated the Guwahati team MBRS by some 40 points and had promised a contesting finals. But the Girls from Gangyap just swept through the finals thrashing them 86-04 with Tshering Eden scoring 35 and Diki scoring 34.
With the win, the EMRS girls’ team has qualified for the Nationals scheduled to be held in the first week of December in Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. Schools from Nagaland, Meghalaya and Assam had taken part in this CBSE Cluster 1 meet.
[from information shared by the Principal and Basketball Coach of EMRS-Gangyap, Sidharth Yonzon.]

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