BLOCK?! The Tamil Nadu and Delhi men's match in progress. Copyright Ekalavyas/Vishnu Ravi Shankar (VRS)

BLOCK?! The Tamil Nadu and Delhi men’s match in progress. Copyright Ekalavyas & Vishnu Ravi Shankar (VRS)

Press Release/New Delhi, 1st March 2014: Maharashtra women’s team got the better of Chhattisgarh defeating them 60-56 on the fourth day of the 64th National Basketball Championship, New Delhi after leading 29-19 in half time. Chhattisgarh Women made the Maharashtra team sweat and were leading 5 points at one stage after scoring 21 points in the 3rd quarter. In the 4th quarter both teams were matched basket for basket and Maharashtra managed to nudge past Chhattisgarh by the end of regulation time. Shireen Limaye (20 points, 10 rebounds) and Saji Sona (10 points, 10 Rebounds) scored double-doubles and Susan Kenny finished with 13 points (three 3-pointers). Seema Singh scored 22 and Deepa L added 13 for Chhattisgarh.

Arvind A scored a game high 44 points, Shrinivas Naik 17, Dhiraj 13, Rajesh 12 and Karnataka beat Maharashtra 101-96 to enter pre-quarterfinals. A K Gahlot scored 33, Siddham Shinde 30 and Karthik Counder finished with 18 for Maharashtra. Dhiraj and Rajesh scored two 3-pointers apiece for Karnataka.

Indian Railways Men downed Chhattisgarh 80-58 after leading 42-19 in half time. Hirendra S.Rathore scored 22 points, Arjun Singh 10 and Jaskaran Singh finished with 8 for Indian Railways. Ajay Pratap Singh scored 14, Sameer Rai 13 and Karan Pal Singh finished with 12 for Chhattisgarh.

Results 1st March 2014

Men

  1. Indian Railways (Hirendra S.Rathore 22, Arjun Singh 10, Jaskaran Singh 8) bt Chhattishgarh (Ajay Pratap Singh 14, Sameer Rai 13, Karan Pal Singh 12) 80-58 (22-9, 20-10, 16-15, 22-24)
  2. Rajasthan (Vinod Kumar 22, Jaynesh Patel 18, Kamran Khan 17, Harshvardhan Singh 12, Prashant Singh 10) bt Andhra Pradesh (Nihal Yadav 8, Shaik Bajid Basha 6) 87-31 (21-16, 24-2, 13-4, 29-9)

Women

  1. Maharashtra (Shireen Limaye 20, Susan Kenny 13, Saji Sona 10) bt Chhattisgarh (Seema Singh 22, Deepa L 13) 60-56 (12-9, 17-10, 15-21, 16-16)
  2. Punjab (Kiranjit Kaur 33, Harjeet Kaur 18, Nirmal Kaur 10) bt Tamil Nadu (Nath Murli 15, Soniya Joy 12) 79-59 (17-24, 14-12, 29-9, 19-14)
  3. Karnataka (Kruthika Lakshman 26, Roshim Rose 14, Sagarika Shyam 14) bt West Bengal (Sukurmoni Oraom 21, Varsha Verma 15, Salma Devi 11) 75-67 (10-20, 17-16, 21-10, 27-21)

Qualifying Matches

Men

  1. Odisha (Ashok 22, Firoj 19, Ashish Ranjan 13, Sashikanta 12) bt Himachal Pradesh (Anoop 23, Deepak 16, Virender 14) 92-70 (29-25, 25-16, 19-19, 19-10)
  2. Uttar Pradesh (Shyamvir Singh 27, Bobby Singh 14, Rudraksh K.Pandey 10) bt Jharkhand (Allen Pemer 26, Vikash Kumar 10) 74-60 (21-12, 19-13, 15-17, 19-18)
  3. Haryana (Deepak 24, Hemant 19, Vikas 16, Pradeep 10) bt Madhya Pradesh (Siddarth 19, Kirti Gos 8) 85-54 (25-13, 22-19, 22-12, 16-10)
  4. Karnataka (Arvind A 44, Shrinivas Naik 17, Dhiraj 13, Rajesh 12) bt Maharashtra (A K Gahlot 33, Siddham Shinde 30, Karthik Counder 18) 101-96 (30-26, 27-23, 18-24, 26-23)

Women

  1. Odisha (Rajshree Swain 23, Urbashi 14) bt Jammu & Kashmir (Radhika 6) 70-29 (21-8, 20-10, 12-6, 17-5)
  2. Himachal Pradesh (Baljeeder Kaur 30, Alaka 11, ) bt Chandigarh (Yogita 8, Karamjeet Kaur 5) 67-25 (26-10, 16-6, 8-3, 17-6)
  3. Andhra Pradesh (Jilna Jose 29, M.Gayathri 22, N.Sneha 15) bt Pondicherry (Manjula M 21, Shanthi L 5) 88-37 (24-7, 31-18, 21-8, 12-4)
  4. Uttar Pradesh (Preeti Kumari 42, Radha Gour 18, Niharika Verma 18, Sakshi Sharma 11) bt Rajasthan (Nisha Sharma 19, Manisha Meena 14, Anita Meena 14) 93-71 (18-21, 31-16, 20-13, 24-21)
Gopalakrishnan R
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  1. Suvarna Limaye 5 years ago

    Why either of Maharashtra men or women, or Karnataka men pic is not with this article?

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