Savio Cup: Maharashtra eves stun defending champions Tamil Nadu
Maharashtra's eves pulled off an upset victory over defending champions Southern Railway in the opening women's league match
Riding on spirited performances from captain Shireen, Smriti R and the experience Manisha Dange, Maharashtra’s eves pulled off an upset victory over defending champions Southern Railway in the opening women’s league match of the Rs 4 lakh prize money 8th Savio Cup All-India basketball tournament, sponsored by Tridhatu Realty India and United Phosphorous Ltd at Don Bosco (Matunga) yesterday.
Maharashtra’s Manisha Dange shoots against Southern Railway. Pic/Sameer Markande
Leading throughout the game, Maharashtra had a slight scare in the last quarter when Southern Railway leveled things at 61-61 and then took a point’s lead through the experienced Geetu Anna Jose. But that situation was shortlived and the spirited Maharashtra girls stepped on the pedal once again to emerge comfortable 80-69 winners. Manisha emerged the top scorer for Maharashtra with 24 points, followed by Smriti R with 17 points and Shireen with 12. For Southern Railway, Geetu finished with an impressive 34 points.