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Press Release/Hyderabad, 30th Dec 2013: The 2013-14 BFI-IMG Reliance College League tipped off this week in Hyderabad at YMCA Ground with a spectacular opening ceremony. Mr. GM Sampah Kumar, Chairman, Technical Commission, Basketball Federation of India was the Guest of Honour for the evening and was accompanied by Chief Guest Mr. Md. Rizwan, Former Indian Basketball team Captain and Chief Manager, State Bank of India.

BFI in collaboration with the IMG Reliance and State Basketball Associations is organizing the 2013-2014 BFI-IMG Reliance College League in eight cities across India to help develop and promote an organized structure of basketball in colleges. The college winners from all the states will participate in the National Champions Cup to be held in April/May, 2014 in New Delhi.

The 2013-14 edition of the BFI-IMG Reliance College League includes 2 new cities – Indore and Hyderabad – in addition to last year’s returning 6 cities New Delhi, Mumbai, Indore, Ludhiana, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bangalore and Chennai.

The leagues will comprise of 20 teams per city (10 men’s & 10 women’s). A total of 1,920 kids and 160 teams are participating across the country. Each team will play a total of 8 games over a period of 2 months and a total of 640 games will be played during the group stage, which will be followed with a knockout tournament to crown a City Champion. Games will be held at rotating locations in different colleges to provide any institution the opportunity to host the league.

One of the main goals of the College League is to start the first pan-India League, as opposed to the current system of competition – tournaments. As part of the 2013-14 College League, BFI and IMG Reliance have put aside money for each participating Colleges for refurbishments of their home courts. With the help of the State Basketball Association, BFI and IMG Reliance hopes this initiative will incentivize colleges to invest in basketball.

On the opening day of the College League in Hyderabad Santosh scored 20, Vishal 16, Jonah 13 and St. Martins Engineering College men beat AV College 55-51. Both teams were matching basket for basket throughout the match. With just 2 minutes for the final whistle Martins was leading 53– 48, AV College resorted to full court man to man marking and were stealing the ball but were unable to convert it into baskets. Sai scored a 3 pointer to bring down the lead to 55–51, but Martins scored through a fast break to make it 55–51 and held on to the lead for the final seconds. The men from Muffakham Jha College of E&T beat Mallareddy Engineering College 39-25. Tribhuvan scored a game high of 15 points and KM Omer finished with 11 for Muffakham Jha College of E&T.

The opening match of the women section saw Government College of Physical Education defeat St. Martin’s Engineering College 35-31. Both teams were matching basket for basket throughout the game. In the 4th quarter the scores were 27 points apiece with two minutes for regulation time. Preeti of Government CPE scored 3 quick drive-in baskets in the final minutes to win the match for her side. Bhavya scored 18 and Preeti finished with 16 for Government College of Physical Education.

Results

28/12/2013

Men

St. Martins Engineering College (Santosh 20, Vishal 16, Jonah 13) Bt AV College (Samson 18, Sai 17, Kiran 10) 55-51 Ht: 25 – 25.

Muffakham Jha College of E&T (Tribhuvan 15, KM Omer 11) Bt Mallareddy Engineering College (Manav 9, Kaushik 7) 39-25 Ht: 14 – 8.

Women

Government College of Physical Education (Bhavya 18, Preeti 16) Bt St. Martin’s Engineering College (Priya 12, Aishwarya 8, Manisha 6) 35-31 Ht: 13 – 17.

Groupings

BOYS

POOL   A

POOL    B

A1

Loyola Academy

B1

AV College

A2

Bhavans Degree College

B2

St. Martins Engineering College

A3

Mallareddy Engineering College

B3

Avanti Degree College

A4

Muffakham Jha College of E&T

B4

BITS Pilani

A5

Nizam Degree College

B5

CVSR College of Engineering

GIRLS

POOL   A

POOL    B

A1

Loyola Academy

B1

Narayanamma Engineering College

A2

St. Ann’s Degree College

B2

St. Francis Degree College

A3

Kasturba Degree College

B3

St. Martins Engineering College

A4

CVSR College of Engineering

B4

BITS Pilani

A5

Gokaraju Nukaraju Engg. College

B5

Government College of Physical Education
  • Top 4 teams from each group will qualify for the Knock-Out.
  • For a Win a team gets 2 points

 

POINTS TABLE (AS ON 28.12.2013) 

POOL  A                                                    BOYS                                                  POOL  B

 

TEAM

Played

Won

Lost

Points

TEAM

Played

Won

Lost

Points

 
Loyola Academy

0

0

0

0

AV College

1

0

1

0

 
Bhavans Degree College

0

0

0

0

St. Martins Engineering College

1

1

0

2

 
Mallareddy Engineering College

1

0

1

0

Avanti Degree College

0

0

0

0

 
Mufakkam Jah Engineering College

1

1

0

2

BITS Pilani

0

0

0

0

 
Nizam Degree College

0

0

0

0

CVSR College of Engineering

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

POOL  A                                                 GIRLS                                                 POOL  B

TEAM

Played

Won

Lost

Points

TEAM

Played

Won

Lost

Points

Loyola Academy

0

0

0

0

Narayanamma Engineering College

0

0

0

0

St. Ann’s Degree College

0

0

0

0

St. Francis Degree College

0

0

0

0

Kasturba Degree College

0

0

0

0

St. Martins Engineering College

1

0

1

0

CVSR College of Engineering

0

0

0

0

BITS Pilani

0

0

0

0

Gokaraju Nukaraju Engg. College

0

0

0

0

Government College of Physical Education

1

1

0

2

                                                              Fixture

DATE:  02/01/2014 (THURSDAY)

Sl. No.

Team A

Vs

Team B

Pool

Place

Time

1

Bhavans DC

Vs

Loyola Academy MA YMCA 01.00

2

St. Ann’s DC

Vs

CVSR COE WA YMCA 02.00

3

Kasturba DC

Vs

Gokaraju NEC WA YMCA 03.00

 DATE:  04/01/2014 (SATURDAY)

Sl. No.

Team A

Vs

Team B

Pool

Place

Time

1

Bhavans DC

Vs

Muffkham Jha CET MA St. Martins 01.00

2

Mallareddy Engg. Coll.

Vs

Nizam DC MA St. Martins 02.00

3

St. Martins Engg. Coll.

Vs

Avanti DC MB St. Martins 03.00

4

St. Martins Engg. Coll.

Vs

St. Francis DC WB St. Martins 04.00

5

AV College

Vs

CVSR   COE MB YMCA 01.00

6

St. Ann’s DC

Vs

Kasturba DC WA YMCA 02.00

7

Gokaraju NEC

Vs

Loyola Academy WA YMCA 03.00

8

Narayanamma EC

Vs

Government CPE WB YMCA 04.00
Gopalakrishnan R
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