Day 9 of RBCL began on a fresh note after a four-day break. The players were enthusiastic as always and played diligently. The first match was between the host school, Ramjas School, R.K. Puram and D.P.S, Sushant Lok in the Senior Boys’ Category. The teams were close behind each other. It was a nail biting match with D.P.S, Sushant Lok winning the match by 5 points.
Mr. Pawan, the coach of the winning team said with pride “It feels great when your team wins. We were here to win. We are positive about the next match”
The second match was between Shiv Nadar, Noida and
However, Mr. Nilambar, the Coach of B.P.P.S said that “I am feeling good and bad at the same time because we won the match but my players were not up to the mark as I had expected them to be”
The third match between G.D. Goenka, Vasant Kunj and Srijan School, Model Town, was in the junior boys’ category. It was a cakewalk for G.D. Goenka, Vasant Kunj who emerged victorious scoring 42 points more than their opponent.
The fourth match was between St. Mark, Meera Bagh and Heritage School, Rohini in the Senior Girls’ Category. After a long match, St. Mark won the match by 14 points.
Sanya, a player of ST. Mark School commented that they felt “good” after winning the match and on being asked if she wanted to share some words of wisdom with the opponent teams, she said “I would only like to say that they played well but not better than us”
Then was the match between D.P.S, Mathura Road and Step by Step, Noida in the Junior Girls’ Category. Both the teams played very well and they were filled with great energy and enthusiasm. Step by Step, Noida won the match by 6 points.
The sixth match was between D.P. S, R.K. Puram and G.D. Goenka, Dwarka in the Senior Girls’ Category. This was a cakewalk for D.P.S, R.K. Puram as G.D. Goenka, Dwarka could not even score 5 points D.P.S, R.K. Puram won the match by 15 points.
Naima, Captain, D.P.S, R.K. Puram said “We were here to win and as I said we did. We come here often, it’s like a routine for us. We have improved our shooting skills this time.”
Ms. Sudeepa, Coach, D.P.S, R.K. Puram said “It feels good to win the match but I am very disappointed as the rival team was not up to the mark. Thereby, depriving my team of the opportunity to show the skills they had gained after hours of daily practise.”
The seventh match was between Heritage School, Rohini and Mayur Public School, I.P Extension in the Junior Boys’ Category. Mayur Public School, I.P Extension won the match by 19 points qualifying to the next level.
The eighth match between Bluebells, East of Kailash and New Green Fields School, Saket, was in the Senior Girls’ Category. New Green Fields School, Saket won the match by 14 points.
The ninth match for the day was between Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar and Oxford School, Vikaspuri in the Senior Boys Category.
The tenth match was between Father Agnels, Gautam Nagar and Bluebells International School, East of Kailash in the Junior Boys’ Category. The boys of Blue Bells School, East of Kailash defeated the boys of Father Agnels, Gautam Nagar after a tough long drawn match.
Indian School, Sadiq Nagar and Mount St. Mary, Delhi Cantt saw the Senior Girls of both the schools challenging each other to make it to the next round. After a round of sweat and focussed game, the girls of Mount St. Mary scored a victory over their opponent with a respectable margin.
The last match for the day was a tough fight between the Junior Boys of Vishal Bharti Public School, Paschim Vihar and the host school, Ramjas School, R.K.Puram. The game was a visual treat. The boys of Ramjas School, R.K.Puram displayed brilliant coordination and team work. Mr. Naresh, Physical Education teacher, Ramjas School, R.K.Puram made a special mention of three boys namely: Kartikey, Mihir and Ritesh praising them for their excellent skills as they never missed a basket.