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    ISBL and ICBL Nationals 2014: Ludhiana & Chennai teams crowned champions

    Indian College Basketball League and Indian School Basketball League champions (clockwise from top left): Sathyabama University, Chennai men; Government College Ludhiana women, Government Girls School, Ludhiana girls and Velammal School, Chennai boys.
    by Gopalakrishnan R

    School Girls’ Final – Government School for Girls, Ludhiana v. Santhome School, Chennai The girls’ Final of the Indian School Basketball League had no apparent favourites with both teams not having dropped a single game in the tournament. Ludhiana had used their aggressive full court press to devastating affect and even reached the triple digit mark in the semi-final. Ludhiana’s offense was spearheaded by international player Gaganpreet and Karanjeet. On the other hand, Chennai played the game at a slow pace beating opponents with sheer...

  • Through to Finals

    ICBL and ISBL National Rounds 2014: Semifinal results

    Bhushan of Bishop Cotton Boys School, Bengaluru takes part in the Slam Dunk contest held a day prior to the semifinals. Bhushan, along with Ajit of Nav Bharti Public School were declared the joint winners.
    by Gopalakrishnan R

    Reports by Vishnu, Gopal and Kabir  Game 57, Court 1 (School Girls Semi-final): Montfort School, Delhi v. Government School, Ludhiana The first semifinal in the school girls category tipped off today morning with Montfort School, Delhi facing Government School, Ludhiana. The game started off close, with several lead changes in the first quarter but that was largely due to Ludhiana missing a majority of their free throws. The Montfort girls displayed good ball movement and the Ludhiana team was unable to execute its signature full court man-to-man...

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    Ambati Reddy is Breaking the Mould

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    by Gopalakrishnan R

    This profile was originally published in Tadpoles Magazine on August 20, 2014 and can be accessed here. Ambati Prudhvishwar Reddy, 18, could have continued the trend of Indian basketballers before him— finish school, gain admission to a government run college on sports quota, move to a public sector company and retire from active playing by the mid thirties. But Reddy is a disruptive force, bursting at the seams, itching to leave a unique legacy behind. The Nalgonda native was bit by the basketball bug at the age of ten. “I used to practise...

ISBL and ICBL Nationals 2014: Ludhiana & Chennai teams crowned champions

Indian College Basketball League and Indian School Basketball League champions (clockwise from top left): Sathyabama University, Chennai men; Government College Ludhiana women, Government Girls School, Ludhiana girls and Velammal School, Chennai boys.

School Girls’ Final – Government School for Girls, Ludhiana v. Santhome School, Chennai The girls’ Final of the Indian School Basketball League had no apparent favourites with both teams not having dropped a single game in the tournament. Ludhiana had used their aggressive full court press to devastating affect and even reached the triple digit mark in the semi-final. Ludhiana’s offense was spearheaded by international player Gaganpreet and Karanjeet. On the other hand, Chennai played the game at a slow pace beating opponents with sheer ball movement and solid teamwork. Due to this Chennai’s top scorers fluctuated from match to match. The game started out with Chennai racing to an early lead, easily beating Ludhiana’s full court...

Prudhvi1

Ambati Reddy is Breaking the Mould

This profile was originally published in Tadpoles Magazine on August 20, 2014 and can be accessed here. Ambati Prudhvishwar Reddy, 18, could have continued the trend of Indian basketballers before him— finish school, gain admission to a government run college on sports quota, move to a public sector company and retire from active playing by the mid thirties. But...

Posted on: Dec 22 2014 - 12:01pm | #0
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Ambati Reddy is Breaking the Mould

This profile was originally published in Tadpoles Magazine on August 20, 2014 and can be accessed here. Ambati Prudhvishwar Reddy,...

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Varun Ram is a star both on and off the court

This profile was originally published in Tadpoles magazine on August 13, 2014 and can be accessed here.  At first glance Varun Ramasamy...

ISBL and ICBL National Rounds 2014: Day 3 (evening) and Day 4 (morning) matches

BIshop Cotton Bangalore's players drives against Sr Nav Bharti Ludhiana in ISBL 2014.

Matches held in the afternoon on Day 3 evening (19 December 2014) Game 31, Court no. 1: MOP Vaishnav College, Chennai v. R.A. Podar College, Mumbai Defending champions, MOP Vaishnav continued their winning ways with a victory today against the women’s team of R.A. Podar College, Mumbai. MOP Vaishnav used their trademark 3-2 zone and excellent defensive rotation to suffocate R.A. Podar....

Sideline Stories

What it means to play basketball for India

Narender (left) with Joginder

This special Independence Day feature was originally published in Tadpoles.in on 15th August, 2014 and can also be accessed here. On the eve of India’s 68th Independence Day, we learn from the nation’s top basketballers...

Inderbir Gill. Image courtesy: Inderbir Gill

Not Indian Enough? Naturalisation In Indian Basketball

This feature was originally published in Tadpoles magazine on 18th August 2014 and can be accessed here. You can find them...