Punjab men are through to the semifinals after today's win against Rajasthan (Sikar) District.

Punjab men are through to the semifinals after today’s win against Rajasthan (Sikar) District.

Press Release/Ahmedabad 7th Jan 2014: Kerala women moved into the semi finals of the 28th Federation Cup National Basketball Championship in Ahmedabad beating Southern Railways 72-62 in over time. Both teams were were tied at 61 points apiece at the end of regulation but Kerala managed to break through their defence and score 5 field goals in over time to win the contest. Three of those five field goals came from the experienced international player Jeena Skaria. Jeena scored a double-double with 34 points and 10 rebounds. Stephy Nixon scored 15 and Neenumol finished with 14 points for Kerala.

Maharashtra women have topped pool A defeating Gujarat 69-27 and will now fight for the final spot with Delhi tomorrow. Maharashtra so far remained unbeaten in the league stage. After defeating Kerala 76-65 in their first game, they went on to defeat Southern Railways 75-69 yesterday. Smruthi R scored 28, Manisha D 17 and Renu M added 15 for the Maharashtra against Railways.

Chhattisgarh topped Pool B beating Karnataka 114-41. They will now face Kerala for a place in the final on Thursday. Poonam Chaturvedi scored 27, Pushpa M 17, and Kavita added 15 for Chhattisgarh.

(IOB) TN move to Knock-Out Stage, (BSF) Punjab Men top Pool B

Tamil Nadu is the second team to qualify from Pool A after Uttarakhand, by beating Chhattisgarh (Bhilai Steel Plant) 67-47. Mihir P scored 17, Riken Pethani 15 and Vineet R added 12 for IOB. Ajay Singh finished with 22 for Chhattisgarh (Bhilai Steel Plant). Tamil Nadu (IOB) beat Northern Frontier Railways 101-68 in a must win match yesterday. Aravidh K scored 31, Pratham Singh 25 and Amjyot Singh added 11 for IOB. They will face Border Security Force in the race for the final. The men from ONGC are pitched against Services (Army Red) in the other semi-finals.

Punjab (Border Security Force) has topped Pool B winning all of its league matches. It got the better of Rajasthan (Sikar District) today defeating them 84-77. Vinod Kumar scored 32, Davinder Hooda  18 and Mahesh Kumar Mishra added 14 to BSF’s final tally of 84.

Gopal Ram scored 22 points, Mayur Bhat 18, Abhishek Y P 16 as Services (Army Red) beat Kerala (Central Excise) 88-44. Nikhil K R scored 10, Bony Mathew 8 and Shinumon Augustin finished with 8 points for team Central Excise.

Semi- Final Fixtures- 8th Jan 2014

Sr No

Team A


Team B








1.00 pm


Uttarakhand (ONGC)


Services (Army Red)


2.30 pm




          Kerala  W

4.00 pm


Tamil Nadu (IOB)


Punjab (BSF)


05.30 pm

 6th Jan 2014 Evening Results


Tamil Nadu (IOB) (Aravidh K 31, Pratham Singh 25, Amjyot Singh 11) bt Railways (Northern Frontier Railways) (Prakesh Misra 21, Sunil Kumar 17) 101-68


Maharashtra (Smruthi Radhakrishnan 28, Manisha Dange 17, Renu Maurya 15) bt Railways (Southern Railways) (Kokila S 19, Neena Hareendran 18, Apoorva Muralinath 17) 75-69

Results- 7th Jan 2014


Tamil Nadu (IOB) (Mihir P 17, Riken Pethani 15, Vineet R 12) bt Chhattisgarh (Bhilai Steel Plant) (Ajay Pratap Singh 22) 67-47

Uttarakhand (ONGC) (Amritpal Singh 23, Yadvinder Singh 11, Mohit Bhandari 10) bt Gujarat (Bhavnagar District) (Dishant Shah 18, Indravijaysingh Gohil 16) 74-40

Punjab (Border Security Force) (Vinod Kumar 32, Davinder Hooda  18, Mahesh Kumar Mishra 14) bt Rajasthan (Sikar District) (Hirendra Singh 26, Sharad Dadhich 18, Kamran Khan 14) 84-77

Services (Army Red) (Gopal Ram 22, Mayur Bhat 18, Abhishek Y P 16) bt Kerala (Central Excise) (Nikhil K R 10, Bony Mathew 8, Shinumon Augustin 8) 88-44


Kerala (Jeena P Skaria 34, Stephy Nixon 15, Neenumol  P S 14) bt Southern Railway (Neena Hareendran15, R Alagu 13,  Raja Priya Dharshini 10) 72-62 (OT 1-11)

Chhattisgarh (Poonam Chaturvedi 27, Pushpa  M 17, Kavita  15) bt Karnataka ( Navaneetha P 11, Dechamma P 8) 114-41

Gopalakrishnan R
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