Servicemen try to convince a referee to overturn a call in their match against Punjab. Services would go on to lose a closely fought 79-72 game.

Servicemen try to convince a referee to overturn a call in their match against Punjab. Services would go on to lose a closely fought 79-72 game.

Press Release/New Delhi, 2nd March 2014: Indian Railway Women cruised to a thumping 91-39 win over Karnataka on the last day of league matches in the 64th National Basketball Championship being held here at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex. The defending champions are table toppers in Group A women  after winning all four league ties. They looked strong from the start and led 51-15 at half time. Raja Priyadarshni scored 20 points (with 11 rebounds), M. Pushpa had 16 and Anju Lakra finished with 13 points (that included three 3-pointers) for Indian Railways. Geetu Anna Jose added 8 points to the Railways total. Kruthika from Karnataka was the only player from her side to score in double digits. Savitha L scored 7 and Navaneetha P finished with 6 points for Karnataka.

Amritpal Singh scored 28 (with 17 rebounds), Yadwinder Singh scored 20 (with 16 boards), Paramjit Singh had 15 points all from long distance and Uttarakhand have finished their campaign with a 79-67 win over Chhattisgarh winning three out of four league matches. Karanpal Singh scored 30, Ajay Pratap Singh 15 and Sameer Rai finished with 9 for Chhattisgarh.

Tamil Nadu Men topped group A with four wins beating Indian Railways in their last league match. Pratham Singh scored 23, Prasanna Venkatesh 23 and Rikin Pethani finished with 16 for Tamil Nadu. N Singh scored 13, P Mishra 13 and Ankur Anand added 12 points for Indian Railways.

League Results – 2nd March 2014 

Men

  1. Uttarakhand (Amritpal Singh 28, Yadwinder Singh 20, Paramjit Singh 15) bt Chhattishgarh (Karanpal Singh 30, Ajay Pratap Singh 15, Sameer Rai 9) 79-67 (17-3, 25-17, 17-16, 20-31)
  2. Kerala (Abhilash Ts 23, Basil Philip 21, Albin Baby 13, Ajeeth Sugunan 12, Monish Wilson 11) bt Rajasthan (Vinod Kumar 20, Kamran Khan 17) 89-68 (26-23, 27-11, 19-17, 17-17)
  3. Tamil Nadu (Pratham Singh 23, Prasanna Venkatesh 23, Rikin Pethani 16) bt Indian Railways (N Singh 13, P Mishra 13, Ankur Anand 12) 83-62 (24-17, 24-13, 17-19, 18-13)

Women

  1. Indian Railway (R. Priyadarshini 20, M. Pushpa 16, Anju Lakra 13) bt Karnataka (Kruthika L 11, Savitha L.S 7, Navaneetha P.U 6) 91-39 (30-7, 21-8, 14-15, 26-9)
  2. Tamil Nadu (Soniya Joy 12, V.Srividya 12, R Ramya 12, R.Algu Tamil Mozi 11) bt Madhya Pradesh (Jhilik Roy 11, Sakshi Pandey 11) 84-34 (21-14, 34-10, 10-7, 19-3)
  3. Punjab (Kiranjit Kaur 23, Kirandeep Kaur 19) bt Chhattishgarh (Sangeeta Kaur 13, Deepa L 10, Anjana Daisy Ekka 10) 64-52 (28-16, 18-8, 8-16, 10-12)

Qualifying Matches

Men

Karnataka (Arvind 27, Srinivas Naik 22, Dheeraj Shetty 14) bt Haryana (Deepak R 24, Hemant S 21) 76-69 (21-20, 23-13, 16-19, 16-17)

Women

Andhra Pradesh (M.Gayatmriz 13, Jnney Joseph 10, Jilna Jose 10) bt Uttar Pradesh (Niharika 8) 48-15 (19-1, 12-2, 6-6, 6-11)

 

Tentative Fixtures :: Quarter Finals – 3rd March 2014

Women

Pre Quarterfinals (PQ)

B 4 Tamil Nadu Vs A5 Uttar Pradesh

B5 Andhra Pradesh Vs A4 Karnataka

Quarter Finals

A1 Indian Railways Vs w/o (PQ B4 Tamil Nadu Vs A5 Uttar Pradesh)

A3 L/o (Kerala Vs Delhi 2nd March) Vs B2 Punjab

A2 W/o (Kerala Vs Delhi 2nd March)  Vs B3 Chhattisgarh

B5 W/o (PQ – Andhra Pradesh Vs A4 Karnataka) Vs Maharashtra

Men

Pre Quarterfinals (PQ)

B4 Rajasthan Vs A5 Karnataka

B5 Haryana Vs Chhattisgarh

Quarter Finals

A1 Tamil Nadu Vs W/o (PQ B4 Rajasthan Vs A5 Karnataka)

A3 Indian Railways V/s Services

A2 Uttarakhand V/s B3 Kerala

B1 Vs Services  Vs W/o (PQ B5 Haryana Vs Chhattisgarh)

Gopalakrishnan R
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