Jaipur, 10/4/14: Punjab and Indian Air Force men have bounced back from opening day losses to register their first wins in the 17th All India Advani Memorial Basketball Tournament (AIAMBT) underway at Malviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur. In the women’s section, legendary former India captain, coach and internationally certified referee Shiba Maggon came out of retirement to top score in Delhi’s win over Eastern Railway Kolkata with 14 points. She was ably assisted by Prashanti Singh who also registered 14 points in their early morning win. Delhi will now play against defending champion Southern Railway in the final league match tomorrow morning that will decide the top team from women’s Pool A. After its second straight loss, Eastern Railway has been knocked out of this year’s AIAMBT.
Strong contenders Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) too shook off yesterday’s loss against South East Central Railway (SECR) Bilaspur by dismantling Rajasthan 57-20. KSEB will now wait for tomorrow’s final league match between SECR and Rajasthan to conclude in order to find out if it will go through to the final four.
In late evening matches, defending champion ONGC and Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) won their second straight games to go atop Pool B and Pool A respectively.
Results- Day 2 (10/4/14)
- Delhi 66 (Shiba Maggon 14, Prashanti Singh 14) bt Eastern Railway Kolkata 57 (Anjana Daisy 18)- WOMEN
- Kerala State Electricity Board 57 (Merlin Baby 14) bt Rajasthan State 20 (Manisha 7)- WOMEN
- Punjab State 85 (Ranbir Singh 21, Amritpal Singh 15) bt North Frontier Railway Guwahati 57 (Pankaj Rathee 13) – MEN
- Indian Air Force 92 (Joginder 18, Parveen 14) bt South Central Railway Secunderabad 65 (Naveen Reddy 21)- MEN
- Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) bt Rajasthan State- MEN
- ONGC bt Rail Coach Factory (RCF) Kapurthala- MEN
Day 3 Schedule (11/4/14)
|14.||11.04.2014||8:00 – 9:00 am||SR, Madras V/S Delhi||
Lunch Time(12 pm to 2 pm)
|15.||11.04.2014||5:00 – 6:00 pm||ONGC V/S SCR, Secundrabad||
|16.||11.04.2014||6:00 – 7:00 pm||Punjab State V/S Rajasthan State||
|17.||11.04.2014||7:00 – 8:00 pm||SECR, Bilaspur V/S Rajasthan State||
|18.||11.04.2014||8:00 – 9:00 pm||Indian Air Force V/S RCF Kapurthala||