Babykutty/Press Release: Eastern Railway Kolkatta defeated Assumption College Changanacherry, while in the men’s division Vijaya Bank took the title beating Chennai Customs in the finals of the 5th JCI All India Basketball
In the men’s final, Vijaya Bank after leading 42-22 at half time went on to beat Chennai Customs. Aravind top scored for the winners with 31 points followed by Roby Thomas scoring 12 points.
In the women’s final match Eastern railway trailed 26-28 at half time and had to fight till the end to beat a valiant Assumption College Changanacherry with the score 62-55.
The prominent guests that witnessed the finals included Sports and Forest Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, Jose K Mani MP, Mons Joseph MLA, Suresh Kurup MLA, NBA certified Coach Jim Coronna, International Footballer I M Vijayan and International Basketball Player C V Sunny.
- Eastern Railway Kolkatta 62 (Sukurmoni Oran 22, Sitamani Tudu 13, Varsha Varma 11) bt Assumption College Changanacherry 55 (Trittymol Joseph 14, Anju Sreedharan 14, Nishi Marium Baby 11, Minnu Marium Baby 8, Reshma Rajendran 8)
- Vijaya Bank, Bangalore 72 (Aravind 31, Roby Thomas 12, Anil Kumar 10) bt Customs Chennai 44 (Dinesh 10, Vinod 10)