In a thrilling and exquisite Finals of the State Basketball Championship, Lourdes Basketball Club, clearly showed themselves a notch above the other defeating KJs by 19pt margin to establish themselves as the new heroes of Basketball in Goa. In a packed indoor hall, with most betting themselves on the youthful vigour and speed of Lourdes over the experience of KJs, it was clear from the start, that the game was in their favour.

The young fiery cagers of LBC kept the lead widening it at each quarter, with a packed defense, not giving space to KJs to penetrate to the rim. The surprise turner, Jason Nathan (18) scored the highest for LBC, followed by Jeshua Pinto (15) and Bavish Bijoy (14). It was clearly the captain Jeshua’s inspiration to got him the MVP of the event.

For KJs, Himanshu Singh gave a strong opposition netting 24 points, with support from Shiv Kumar Uandgoti (10). In the end, LBC the clear favourites stole the show.

In the women’s category, it was a close neck to neck fight between Sonics and YMCA Infiknights. Sonics had a slender lead on 1pt in the first quarter, which the Infiknights managed to gain in their favour in the second and third quarter. And with scores level in the last 20 seconds to full time, it was the basket of Sarah Hussain (10) that swung the odds in Infiknights favour to be declared as Basketball champs. Amisha Lotlikar (18) was declared the MVP of the match. Shimei Nathan (12) played well for Sonics.


Picture 01

Goa Basketball Champions, Lourdes Basketball Club along with the Shri Shane Dias, GBA President and other officials.

Picture 02 YMCA Infiknights with the winning trophy along with Shri Shane Dias, GBA President and other GBA officials.