Neighborhood & KBC advances to Shohada-E-Pakistan Basketball Tournament 2019 semis
Neighborhood Club and Karachi Basketball Club qualified for the semi-final stage of the 2019 Shohada-E-Pakistan Basketball Tournament which is being held at Arambagh basketball court in Karachi.
The 2019 Shohada-E-Pakistan Basketball Tournament's quarterfinals got underway where Neighborhood Club and Karachi Basketball Club managed to claim victories over their respective opponents in Game 1 and 2 respectively to swing their way into the semi final stage of the tournament.
The first game was an exciting match between Neighborhood Club and Falcon Club with more than its fair share of back-and-forth lead changes as both teams proved to be quite evenly matched. However, things changed when Neighborhood Club's players turned things around for a dominant performance to outscore their opponents 52-51 to emerge victorious in the end.
Abdullah Khan came through for Neighborhood Club, dropping 20 points with 12 successful shot of Hamad N.D. Khan. While for the other side that lost the game as well as as spot in the semi final will have to reassess and study what went wrong during their late-game implosion as Umar Shabbir's and Shabih Azhar 16 and 14 points with contribution of 12 points by Ali Shabbir still could not earn them the seat.
The second game was all about Karachi Basketball Club being in control of the game from start to finish. They outgunned their opponents: tournament favorites, One Unit Club, thanks to some unselfish basketball with their 55-34 advantage.
Zain Ul Abideen and Wajih Abbas led the way for Karachi Basketball Club with 18 and 12 points, respectively. Ahmed Khan also played a significant role in earning his team this victory through chipping 10 points.
For the losers, Tashfeen Zaidi scored 11 points, Kashif Sarwari managed 10 and Naheed Malik contributed 9 points.
One Unit Club will need to come up big if they want a shot in the third position match of the tournament.
Rotary Elite Club President, Jamal Azhar was the honorable chief guest who witnessed the games being played and also greeted the players before the start of the matches.